“American Crime Story: Katrina”
FX’s anthology series, “American Crime Story,” came in with a bang with “The People vs. O.J. Simpson” and season 2 will focus on Hurricane Katrina.
Executive producer Brad Simpson gave the scoop on “Katrina” at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour on Tuesday.
“There’s a writers room right now, working on ‘Katrina,’” he said. “ We’re just starting to get the episodes in. I’m sadly not going to make any big news, but you will have the famous people. You will also have the people who weren’t famous.”
He continued: “It’s going to be about the intensity of what it was like to be there on the ground — and also the bigger crime, that Katrina was something that was predictable.”
Simpson also said “Katrina” will be “tonally and thematically” different than “O.J.” and it “turns the lens on America.”
Showrunner Ryan Murphy told The Hollywood Reporter that he wanted the show to be “a socially conscious, socially aware examination of different types of crime around the world.”
“And, in my opinion, Katrina was a f***ing crime — a crime against a lot of people who didn’t have a strong voice, and we’re going to treat it as a crime. That’s what this show is all about,” he said.
Murphy also said the show is looking to cast the roles of former President George W. Bush, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin and former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco.
I can’t wait!
Will you be watching?