The second season is being based off the novel The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast by Douglas Brinkley.
Dennis Quaid better start practicing his "Bushisms".
American Crime Story has finally found its President George W. Bush in actor Dennis Quaid.
As indicated by the title, Katrina is about the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, a disaster that Bush himself made worse due to his aforementioned buffoonery. Executives are now looking to cast the parts of Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice and New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin.
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Following the massive success of the first iteration of the FX series, franchise creator Ryan Murphy has tapped The Day After Tomorrow actor to play the president when the tragedy hit. The TV miniseries which starred David Schwimmer, Cuba Gooding Jr and Sarah Paulson, went on to win 22 Emmy Awards.
Meanwhile, Bush has been played on the big and small screen by Josh Brolin in W and Will Ferrell on sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live and in 2009 stage show Will Ferrell: You're Welcome America - A Final Night with George W Bush.
American Crime Story will tell the story of America's response to the devastating 2005 storm.
American Crime Story was picked up for an additional three seasons following The People's premiere. A third edition focusing on the 1997 murder of fashion designer Gianni Versace is planned for later that same year.