A few weeks ago, the BBC announced that it had picked up the next instalment of Ryan Murphy’s American Crime Story franchise for broadcast in the UK. What the corporation will make of the new that came out of the US yesterday is anyone’s guess. That next instalment was supposed to be American Crime Story: Katrina, a tale woven into the timeline of the aftermath of the deadly hurricane. Now Ryan Murphy has revealed that Katrina’s release has been put back by a year. So what are we getting next?
The Assassination of Gianni Versace, which is far along into production, will now air as a second season of the anthology series — with a premiere date tentatively slated for early 2018 — followed by Katrina, whose filming has been pushed to early 2018. It is unclear whether all big-name actors who had been locked for Katrina, including Annette Bening, Dennis Quaid and Matthew Broderick, will still be available to do the series on the new timetable.
FX – the network American Crime Story appears on in the US – president says that the delay in Katrina owes to ‘material’ (or scripts in any other language).
Deadline reports that Versace has been so smooth in inception, script-work and shooting that we will see that anthology story, first, early in 2018. Édgar Ramírez will play the doomed fashion designer, Penélope Cruz plays his sister Donatella, while the rest of the cast includes Darren Criss, Ricky Martin (yes, that Ricky Martin) and Max Greenfield.
We’ll have to wait and see what happens with Katrina, and wait to see Dennis Quaid play George W Bush.