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‘American Crime Story’ Season 2: Sarah Paulson, Other ‘O.J.’ Players May Star

Sarah Paulson has expressed interest in joining Season 2 of the Ryan Murphy-produced series.

Sarah Paulson

Sarah Paulson in “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson”


Plans for Season 2 of “American Crime Story” are currently underway with producers Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson telling Deadline that writers went to New Orleans last week on a research trip for the upcoming season.

The next chapter of the anthology series will focus on America’s response to Hurricane Katrina, and according to the site, Sarah Paulson has expressed great interest in continuing to be part of the Ryan Murphy-produced show.

“I would be more excited than almost anything to have a crack at something else with this same creative team,” she explained. “For me, the idea of treating Katrina as an ‘American Crime Story’ is incredibly resonant, powerful and accurate. The Katrina story, to me, is a literal American crime. It says something about a uniquely American attitude, and I find it incredibly potent. I’ve begged them, and there have been some conversations.”

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John Travolta is also among the former cast members who would want to return to the series. The subject hits close to home for the actor, who had flown to Louisiana after Katrina to assist in the rescue effort.

In the upcoming season, the series will examine the neglect and disparity of care that followed after the hurricane hit in 2005.

“To explore these things from a character foundation, and to revel in the shades of grey—to explore moments in which there’s a disparity between the way our country wants to see itself and the way we actually are— that’s been a really inspiring perspective for us,” Jacobson detailed. “It’s a very different story to O.J., but we’re optimistic that if we dive deep and focus on great characters, we can have another great season of television.”

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