Matt Bomer joins American Crime Story season 2 as director

Matt BomerWhile we were sad to hear the news that Matt Bomer’s recent drama The Last Tycoon was canceled, the following does make us smile.

Sources confirm that Bomer is reteaming with The Normal Heart director and American Horror Story co-creator Ryan Murphy to direct an episode of The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Storythe second season of his much-praised series on FX. He will specifically help episode 8, which will air at some point in 2019. This marks Bomer’s directorial debut, and there is every reason to believe that he is going to be able to nail this job without too much concern. He understands how to work within a wide array of television genres, and he already has a great deal of experience with Murphy and even one of the show’s stars in Darren Criss, who is playing Andrew Cunanan in the series. (Criss worked with Bomer on Glee, where the White Collar alum played the role of Cooper Anderson.)

While television directors rarely get a great deal of attention in the press, the presence of people like Bomer does help that cause and show more of the work that goes into making television. It’s a very challenging job since you have to find a way to balance out some of your own creative vision with those around you, and that is not always that easy of a task. Nonetheless the best are able to figure out the right way in which to do this so that the end product can be as strong as possible.

As of right now, early buzz surrounding The Assassination of Gianni Versace is incredibly strong. The second season of the show was originally developed as season 2, but shifted forward when there was creative retooling that needed to turn things around with the Hurricane Katrina themed season of the show. This is going to be premiering now at some point in 2019, with there being some more announcements coming about it in due time.

As for what is coming up for Bomer as an actor, presumably he does have a wide array of different opportunities all before him. Take, for example, him possibly getting the chance to do a different Murphy series if he so chooses. It’s hard to envision that the failures of The Last Tycoon to draw a huge audience (plus its high cost) are going to be held against him as he looks towards a different show to topline in the future.

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