‘Katrina: American Crime Story’ Delayed With ‘Versace’ Set To Air As Season Two | TV News
Ryan Murphy‘s American Crime Story, which premiered last year with critical acclaim thanks to The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, has had its upcoming seasons set for a while. But a little reshuffling is afoot.
With at least two more seasons green-lit, both Katrina and Versace were set to film concurrently with both seasons airing in 2018. That is now not happening, as Katrina: American Crime Story has been delayed, with production not beginning until 2018. Thus Versace is set to air first as season 2, with Katrina following six months later as season 3.
Although Katrina has a star-studded cast featuring the likes of Dennis Quaid, Annette Bening, Matthew Broderick and Sarah Paulson, the production delay is due to the crew needing more time to create the extensive water effects that will mimic Hurricane Katrina, though apparently scheduling the mass collection of talent has been part of the issue as well.
Katrina intends to chronicle the disaster and its aftermath, hoping to shed new light on the event much like The People v. O.J. Simpson did. Versace will focus on the 1997 assassination of designer Gianni Versace by a serial killer who committed suicide eight days later.
If the show keeps up its level of quality from the first season, this delay won’t have much of an effect. Both stories should be equally interesting while taking vastly different tones, and with the level of talent in front and behind the camera, the upcoming seasons of the anthology series have a great chance of reeling in the critical acclaim the first did, no matter what order they air in.