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Deadline reports that notable actress Annette Bening has agreed to join the second season of American Crime Story on FX.
The series experienced a critical and ratings success during its first season, which famously followed the real-life drama of the O.J. Simpson trial. The People v. O.J. Simpson garnered 22 Emmy nominations (winning nine), four Critics’ Choice awards, two Golden Globes, and was named an AFI Television Program of the Year.
With all these accolades in tow, it can be tough to decide what’s next. According to Deadline, the next installment will be referenced as Katrina: American Crime Story. Like its predecessor, Katrina will take on a real-life event from the contemporary world. In this case, the season will witness the devastation that occurred during Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Annette Bening will play Kathleen Blanco, who was the governor of Louisiana during the time of the hurricane. Bening has played strong characters for decades, but you can get a peek at her acting chops in the semi-new release 20th Century Women.
Sarah Paulson and John Travolta, who starred in the first iteration of American Crime Story, have also publicized their interest in returning to the show. Unfortunately, there has been no official word on their return, but casting is still well underway for the season.