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'American Crime Story: Katrina' Gets New Source Material, Sarah Paulson Will Star

'American Crime Story: Katrina' Gets New Source Material, Sarah Paulson Will Star

We have some exciting news for American Crime Story fans!

American Crime Story: Katrina, the planned second season of Ryan Murphy‘s FX anthology series, is still happening, Deadline reports.

Just a couple weeks ago, director Anthony Hemingway let fans know that production was stalled on the new season, which was supposed to air at the beginning of 2018 followed by the third season.

Katrina will now get its source material from the book “Five Days At Memorial” by Pulitzer Prize-winner Sheri Fink.

“I’m confident it will air,” FX Networks CEO John Landgraf said. “[Ryan] Murphy has a great idea for a pivot [and] now it’s in really good shape.”

The project will focus on “the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina at Memorial Medical Center in New Orleans, and the decision by medical staff, led by Dr. Anna Pou, to euthanize critically ill patients after being trapped in the hospital for days without power.”

Sarah Paulson will star as Dr. Pou. No other cast members have been confirmed yet.

Katrina will begin production in the spring and premiere in 2019 as the third season in the ACS franchise, while The Assassination of Gianni Versace will now premiere as season two.

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