‘American Crime Story’ Set to Tackle Hurricane Katrina for Second Season

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American Crime Story captivated audiences with the stories behind one of the most infamous trials in America during it’s first season and the minds behind the series are ready to do it all over again- this time choosing to focus on Hurricane Katrina.

American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson was a hit for creator Ryan Murphy and FX, nabbing a combined 22 Emmy noms in its first season. Now, the creative minds behind the series are all set to try and recreate that success, only this time choosing to focus on a crime committed against an entire group of people by the government. That’s right, Ryan Murphy has chosen 2005’s Hurricane Katrina as this season’s American crime.

“It’s an amazing tragedy that you cannot believe happened in America. But along with the overwhelming horribleness and sadness, you also have amazing stories of [people] coming together,” Murphy told THR. “We’re laying into what do you do when you’re in a city and your government has abandoned you? You get out by climbing up and pulling up people with you, and to a large degree that’s what the miniseries is about. It’s not just what happened but heroic stories about people surviving — or in some cases, dying helping others.”

Murphy also teased that the new season will bring back some of season 1’s familiar faces, but not in the same capacity that he has actors return in American Horror Story. “I don’t think it’s going to be like American Horror Story where you see almost the entire troupe return,” he says. “You will see some people, but not all of them.”

Some real-life famous faces you can look forward to seeing cast include the likes of George W. Bush, Condoleezza Rice, New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin and Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco.

Season 2 of American Crime Story doesn’t have a premiere date yet, but it will be returning to FX in 2017.

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