What’s going on with American Crime Story? Recently, FX boss John Landgraf addressed the status of the Hurricane Katrina season and future plans for the TV show, EW reports.
Initially, American Crime Story: Katrina was supposed to the second season of the crime drama anthology. However, FX postponed the season and replaced it with The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, which is slated to debut in early 2018.
During this summer’s TCA press conference, Landgraf said American Crime Story: Katrina will air:
I’m confident that it will air and I’m really, really excited. It was a big creative pivot we made. It was a difficult decision because we were far along one creative direction, and Ryan decided — and we supported Ryan — that the bar is really high for this franchise and we just weren’t confident we were going to get over it. Simultaneously, there was an idea for a creative pivot, which I’m going to let Ryan announce to you when he feels the time is right to do. But I think you’ll see when he does, it’s a really, really exciting idea. I’m now more confident about it creatively than I was before we made this pivot. I think one of the directors, Anthony Hemingway, had said it stalled. It’s not. It’s in a really good shape, but Ryan is trying to get his ducks in a row to make an announcement to you guys. I don’t think he’ll be ready to even today, but I think it’ll come out relatively soon.”
And what about the fourth season of American Crime Story, which will explore the Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky scandal?
We are developing it as a script. We really want to make it. We just need to get the script right and we don’t have it yet.”
What do you think? Did you watch season one of American Crime Story? Will you watch future seasons?