There’s a lengthy worth-reading piece on The Hollywood Reporter’s website that goes behind-the-scenes on Ryan Murphy’s “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson” on the FX network – an anthology series (just like Murphy’s other FX series “American Horror Story”).
And while FX hasn’t yet officially given a season 2 order for “American Crime Story,” in the Hollywood Reporter piece, it seems to be a certainty at this point.
Also mentioned is what real-life historical occurrence that season 2 of the anthology will tackle. Here’s the paragraph that touches on that: “Now, The Hollywood Reporter can reveal that the second installment will center on Hurricane Katrina and its devastating aftermath. Though [FX Productions senior vp Gina] Balian’s team was still in negotiations for source material at press time, the producers are hoping to start production in the fall and have begun talking to writers… Murphy says the working plan is to follow a group of six to eight people in an attempt to examine all sides of the tragedy, from the Superdome in New Orleans to the hospital, to those who were put on buses and dropped off with babies who had to wear trash bags for multiple days. ‘I want this show to be a socially conscious, socially aware examination of different types of crime around the world,’ he says on a rare quiet afternoon in his L.A. office in mid-December. ‘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.'”
I’m certainly intrigued by his planned approach to the subject. I’m hopeful for what’s to become of the series.
Read the full Hollywood Reporter piece here.