will star in Katrina
, the second season of Ryan Murphy’s American Crime Story
anthology, The Hollywood Reporter
Matthew will star as Federal Emergency Management Agency director Michael D. Brown, who was in charge of the federal disaster response to Hurricane Katrina. He joins four-time Oscar nominee Annette Bening in the production. The second season will tackle Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. Ryan has also cast Courtney B. Vance, Sarah Paulson and Cuba Gooding Jr. — all of whom starred in People v. O.J. Simpson — are expected to return for Katrina.
Katrina will not be on TV until 2018 but the show already has the next few cycles of the franchise ready. It will tackle the 1997 murder of Gianni Versace, which stars Darren Criss and Edgar Ramirez (produced alongside Katrina) and the Monica Lewinsky scandal (don’t think she will love being back in the spotlight), during the third and fourth cycles.
People love crime type shows and real life stories so I think all of this will do really well.