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    It seems like a foregone conclusion at this point that FX will order a second season of American Crime Story.   My question is what famous case should they cover in the second season?

    Personally, I’d like to see them cover the Menendez Trial or perhaps the Nancy Kerrigan clubbing, although since that had no actual trial it might not be as interesting, but I think they could do it justice by focusing on how the crime became a media sensation and how it changed news reporting.       I realize both my choices seem unlikely and that they will likely go with an entirely different decade so as not to repeat themselves. 

    What are your suggestions?   
     

    I do think they would be wise to avoid the Charles Manson case as that has been covered ad nauseam.    

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    Riley
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    The Hollywood Reporter reveals in this week’s cover story
    that the second installment will center on Hurricane Katrina and its
    devastating aftermath. The working plan, according to Murphy, is to
    follow a group of six to eight people in an attempt to examine all sides
    of the tragedy, from the Superdome to the hospital to those who were
    put on buses and dropped off with babies who were forced to wear trash
    bags for multiple days. “I want this show to be a socially conscious, socially aware
    examination of different types of crime around the world,” he said. “And
    in my opinion, Katrina was a fucking 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.”

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    Atypical
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    The first one that came to mind was Susan Smith. Then the Menendez Bros. Focusing on Katrina is interesting and unexpected.

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    Boidiva02
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    Katrina is an interesting idea.  Although my fear is the reaction from many will be “Katrina isn’t a crime.”    But I have enough confidence in them to see it through.

     

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    Jw79bull
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    They should do the Trayvon Martin story 

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    Jw79bull
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    [quote=”The Hollywood Reporter on January 6th“]The Hollywood Reporter reveals in this week’s cover story
    that the second installment will center on Hurricane Katrina and its
    devastating aftermath. The working plan, according to Murphy, is to
    follow a group of six to eight people in an attempt to examine all sides
    of the tragedy, from the Superdome to the hospital to those who were
    put on buses and dropped off with babies who were forced to wear trash
    bags for multiple days. “I want this show to be a socially conscious, socially aware
    examination of different types of crime around the world,” he said. “And
    in my opinion, Katrina was a fucking 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.”

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    ummm This souunds like Treme 

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    Montrell Seay
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    I would say Jon Benet Ramsey.   Most Americans know the story but it would be nice to revisit the case, characters and media frenzy.   Perfect blend of morbid curiosity, conspiracy theories and intersting characters/subject matter (a peak i to the world of competitive kiddy beauty pagents).  

    Its also great for a writer since there is no true conclusion to the case.   This gives a bit more freedom in regards to how it ends.  Also, this gives the writer the ability to make everone a suspect and everyone a sympathetic victim similiar to American Crime Season 1.  

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    Boidiva02
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    I would suggest the Duke Rape scandal, but with ABC’s American Crime covering a sexual assualt this season, I suspect that is territory ACS doesn’t want to touch. Plus, I’m not sure I could stomach another rape story. 

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    I feel like Ryan Murphy would do so much better with Lizzie Borden than lifetime did.

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    Andrew Carden
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    Phil Spector, to make up for the abysmal Pacino/Mirren movie

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    Rooney Moore
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    I was so sure that this thread was opened by Marcus before clicking it. Dang.

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    Michael Jackson/Conrad Murray 

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    Montrell Seay
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    I really like the Michael Jackson idea.  But finding an actor to play a well known and oft-parodied person like Michael Jackson is going to be challanging.   Do you cast an unknown, a Michael impersonator or a character actor?   Not sure how many producers would take the bait since Michael can be hard to “play” without it quickly becoming a campy unintentional comedy.   If we think Cuba as OJ is bad….

    But I would still watch.   LOL  

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    I would say Jon Benet Ramsey.   Most Americans know the story but it would be nice to revisit the case, characters and media frenzy.   Perfect blend of morbid curiosity, conspiracy theories and intersting characters/subject matter (a peak i to the world of competitive kiddy beauty pagents).  

    Its also great for a writer since there is no true conclusion to the case.   This gives a bit more freedom in regards to how it ends.  Also, this gives the writer the ability to make everone a suspect and everyone a sympathetic victim similiar to American Crime Season 1.  

    This was my first thought as well. It could be amazing. The only slight problem is that there is no real conclusion.

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    Trevon Martin
    Casey Anthony
    Jodie Arias
    Amanda Knox
     

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