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'American Crime Story' Writer on the Challenge of Following 'O.J.' with 'Katrina'

HaydnSpurrell HaydnSpurrell D.V. DeVincentis has been nominated for outstanding writing for a limited series for his work on The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, and calls the job a challenging one. But he sees Hurricane Katrina, the focus of season 2, as the greater challenge.

“It was challenging because we were trying to do different things. We were trying to offer new things that people didn’t already know, but also that undercurrent of the issues that are going on right now,” said DeVincentis.

The writer, and also executive producer on the anthology series, believes that the follow-up season, detailing Hurricane Katrina and its affects in New Orleans, to be the tougher ordeal.

“It’s more of a challenge. There’s more to wrestle with because it’s the whole country–a whole town, a state. There’s so much there, but that was true with ‘O.J.’ So many people wrote so much about it. A lot of different material and information and a great challenge to get it across grammatically as a show,” he said.

Source: Variety

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