‘American Crime Story’ season 2: John Travolta interested in return; Hurricane Katrina plans still in place
While it was reported some time ago that the second season of “American Crime Story” was going to be based around Hurricane Katrina, it was fair to wonder whether or not those plans were still in place … but based on what are hearing now, they are.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter while at a screening for the finale, John Travolta, who has come off of a great turn as Robert Shapiro on “The People v. OJ Simpson,” made it clear that he would like to be back for what is a season that has a close connection to him:
“I told them I was interested and that it was up to them … I don’t think they expected that I would say that but because [Katrina] comes close to home, I felt that way … I’m very interested in the Katrina story because Kelly [Preston] and I were actually a part of that in real life. We went with a plane-load medics and supplies, and went deep into the parishes to help people, so I have a [personal] feeling about that. It touches me deeply.”
We would imagine that like with some of his other shows, Ryan Murphy could offer parts to many cast members to return … but it is a little different when dealing with real people. Many of the actors this time were chosen because they really embodied these roles both physically and in terms of their performances.
As for the theme itself, we’re still really not sure Katrina is the best move since we see it more as an institutional failure than a typical “crime story.” We think the true-crime part of “OJ Simpson” has been key to its success. Ultimately, though, the ratings will be the final judge.
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