Anthology series American Crime Story is a hit with both critics and audiences; as you may know, the next season will follow the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana, and Matthew Broderick has just been signed on to star.
Broderick joins the cast as Federal Emergency Management Agency Director, Michael D. Brown, or as those around him called him, "Brownie". So far, his only co-star seems to be Annette Bening, who will portray Louisiana governor, Kathleen Bianco.
The news comes after the announcement of plot ideas for the next three seasons of the show. While Season 2 will not air until 2018, we already know the themes for Season 3 and maybe even 4. Season 3 will focus on Gianni Versace's murder, and Season 4 is rumored to be about the Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky sex scandal.
With all the recent buzz about The People vs O.J Simpson: American Crime Story, you'd think the show would want the next season as soon as possible. According to TVLine, though, producers are okay with waiting until 2018.
“It’s just taking time, frankly, to get material we’re happy with," the producers said about the scripts taking a bit longer this time around. But that's not the only factor keeping the show from an earlier start date. Because the show is going to actually shoot in Louisiana, they also have to compete with the weather. “When you’re shooting in New Orleans, you have to worry about hurricanes ... You can only shoot there during certain times of the year".
This new idea about anthology shows seems to really be working for Ryan Murphy, as he does best creatively when every season is different. Lucky for us, Murphy found his niche, and it appears we will get constant new work from him. We're definitely excited for Katrina: American Crime Story and the following seasons of ACS.