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American Crime Story Season 2 to Treat Hurricane Katrina as a Criminal

HaydnSpurrell HaydnSpurrell Despite the fact that American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson won't premiere for a few weeks yet, executive producer Ryan Murphy has his eyes firmly set on season 2.

Murphy has revealed that the next season in the anthology-crime series will focus on Hurricane Katrina, the devastating natural disaster of late Summer 2005. Now obviously, Katrina isn't actually a crime story, or at least not strictly.

The show will reportedly go beyond criminal investigations to focus on major moments in American culture. "Ones where there are before and after moments, and they change the way we look at the subject at hand," executive producer Nina Jacobson said to THR.

"I want this show to be a socially conscious, socially aware examination of different types of crime around the world," Ryan said. "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."

It's an interesting and thought-provoking angle to take, and one that will surely help the show stand out from the pack. That being said, treating a natural occurrence as a crime could backfire completely for the show, considering that the hurricane cannot be truly considered a crime, if crime is considered a conscious result of a conscious action, whether deliberate or otherwise.

Season 1, for now, begins on February 2.

Source: Slashfilm

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