“Katrina: American Crime Story”
Premieres: Late 2018 (FX)
The real story: In late August 2005, Hurricane Katrina left a trail of destruction along the Gulf Coast, killing more than 1,600 people and displacing thousands. President George W. Bush and Federal Emergency Management Agency Director Michael D. Brown faced harsh criticism for what many saw as a slow and inadequate federal response.
“I want this show to be a socially conscious, socially aware examination of different types of crime around the world,” Murphy told the Hollywood Reporter last year. “And in my opinion, Katrina was . . . a crime against a lot of people who didn’t have a strong voice, and we’re going to treat it as a crime.”
The cast: Dennis Quaid as Bush; Annette Benning as Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco; and Matthew Broderick as Brown.