This was news that we’ve been waiting to have in one form or another for a little while now, and it’s now official: Katrina: American Crime Story is being delayed. This was originally planned at one point to be the second season for the FX anthology series, but there are a number of hurdles that have sense gotten in the way.
One of the biggest hurdles is the weather in New Orleans, given that the show needs to prioritize certain conditions. Per The Hollywood Reporter, one of the other issues is making sure that they have the proper water effects created in order to mirror some of what happened in the devastating storm. This is an expensive endeavor for the network, and after the success of The People v. OJ Simpson last year, it’s an understatement and then some to say that expectations are high.
One final issue here is assembling the cast, which may include many key players from the first American Crime Story including Courtney B. Vance, Sarah Paulson, and Cuba Gooding Jr., to be a part of the show once more.
What this move means is that The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story is now going to be season 2, which makes sense given that it is currently filming. Darren Criss and Penelope Cruz are among the members of the cast, and the story focuses on Gianni’s death at the hands of serial killer Andrew Cunanan (Criss). This is a show that will premiere earlier in 2018, while Katrina will premiere later.
Admittedly, of the two products it’s a little bit easier to have high hopes for Versace given that the subject matter feels a little more in line with what the American Crime Story should be. Setting a story around Hurricane Katrina should make for compelling television, but it seems like a loose interpretation of the name. These shows are all touchy in general, given that they are all about re-telling a story that was painful for real people to go through; the fact that many of these are still alive only adds to that sentiment.
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