"The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story" will make it's FX debut in early February. Although the show hasn't even premiered yet, series creator Ryan Murphy wasted no time revealing what crime the show will focus on in it's sophomore season -- Hurricane Katrina.
Murphy told The Hollywood Reporter that Season 2 of the crime drama will follow a group of six to eight people in a number of different settings in New Orleans, including the Superdome and local hospitals. He said he wants the show to look at "different types of crimes 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," Murphy dished.
Hurricane Katrina was a category five storm that leveled the city of New Orleans in 2005. Hundreds of people were killed, while survivors struggled to overcome the horrible conditions brought on by the storm and the aftermath.
Production on Season 2 of "American Crime Story" is expected to begin this fall, according to The Hollywood Reporter. FX Executive VP of limited series Gina Balian is currently in negotiations for source material and has started to speak with potential writers.
Season 1, "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story," will be based on Jeffrey Toobin’s book: “The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson” and will look at the O.J. Simpson trial from the perspective of the lawyers involved in the famous court case. The show features an all-star cast including Cuba Gooding Jr., John Travolta, Sarah Paulson, David Schwimmer and Courtney B. Vance.
"The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story" premieres Tuesday, Feb. 2, on FX and will have a 10 episode run. Watch a promo for "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story" below: