‘Katrina: American Crime Story’ casts Dennis Quaid as George W. Bush

In 2010, Dennis Quaid portrayed president Bill Clinton in the HBO telefilm “A Special Relationship.” Now comes word that he is to play Clinton’s successor, George W. Bush, in Ryan Murphy‘s 2018 anthology series “Katrina: American Crime Story.” Season 2 of this franchise will focus on 2005’s destructive Hurricane Katrina and stars Oscar nominee Annette Bening as Louisiana governor Kathleen Blanco. and two-time Tony champ Matthew Broderick as Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Director Michael D. Brown, who was in charge of the federal disaster response.

Murphy, Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson serve as executive producers for FX. Will “Katrina” do as well as their first installment, “The People v. O.J. Simpson,” did in 2016, when it won nine Emmy Awards including Best Limited Series and acting honors for Sarah Paulson, Courtney B. Vance and Sterling K. Brown?

Looking ahead, Season 3 will tackle the 1997 murder of fashion designer Gianni Versace by serial killer Andrew Cunanan. And Murphy recently confirmed that the Monica Lewinski scandal will be the focus of Season 4 of “American Crime Story” and that Paulson will be attached to the project, though she won’t be playing Hillary Clinton.

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