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Emmy buzz has been surrounding Courtney B. Vance for his prolific portrayal of the late Johnnie Cochran in the FX mini-series, “American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson”. Now show creator Ryan Murphy is looking to Vance to make TV magic happen again with the next installment of “American Crime Story”.

The forthcoming season will focus on the natural disaster that impacted New Orleans and most of the southern region, Hurricane Katrina. When asked how he decided to focus on the 2005 storm, Murphy told The Hollywood Reporter,

“I want this 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.”

While some people may have gotten a glimpse into life after Katrina via the HBO show “Treme”, producer and director Anthony Hemingway shared that he and Murphy’s project has a different vantage point.

“Treme was a different part of the story in that it highlighted the people of that city coming home and trying to revive life…American Crime Story will really focus on the beginning of that and the awful crime and tragedy that happened when it first started.”

According to E! News, Vance is confirmed to star in season two of the series and his “O.J” co-stars Sarah Paulson, Cuba Gooding Jr.,Sterling K. Brown and John Travolta have all expressed interest in returning.

Based on the strong and compelling performances the entire ensemble cast gave for season 1, we trust Murphy to make excellent casting decisions for season 2.

Beauties, let us know if you’re interested in watching the backstory of Hurricane Katrina through “American Crime Story”?

Additional Source: Inverse


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3 thoughts on “Hurricane Katrina Will Be The Focus Of The Next ‘American Crime Story’ Starring Courtney B. Vance

  1. I cannot wait to see this, as an American, I was embarrassed, and sad to see what happened to all those innocent people. They all lost everything, no human being should have had to go through that. It was disgusting how the President of the United States handled this. All America should be ashamed that this happened.

  2. Linda on said:

    Hurricane Katrina exposed the ULGINESS of Amerykah and occurred on GW Bush’s watch.
    His ignorant/un-caring ass stayed on his Crawford Texas ranch the entire weekend Katrina wrecked havoc upon the citizens of New Orleans.

    One would have thought they were watching this devastation happen in some foreign country instead of on US shores. The sight of helpless people on the roofs of their sinking houses, dead decomposing bodies floating down the streets and folks just making a mad exodus from NO.

    The fact that most if not all of the people who were the hardest hit were minorities who were never able to return to their homes in the Ninth Ward or other communities of color makes me wonder if Katrina could have been prevented and if the breaching of the levies was INTENTIONAL.

    Yes, the story of Katrina needs to be told –the TRUTH not any B.S.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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