Dennis Quaid; George W. Bush (AP/Chris Pizzello/Ron Edmonds)

Perfect! Dennis Quaid to play George W. Bush in "American Crime Story"

The second season of the award-winning series will center around the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina


Charlie May
May 18, 2017 4:58PM (UTC)

According to Variety, Actor Dennis Quaid will star as former President George W. Bush for Ryan Murphy's second season of his anthology series, "American Crime Story." The forthcoming season of the FX show will focus on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

As reported at NOLA.com, Quaid will star alongside Annette Bening as former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco, Matthew Broderick as former FEMA director Michael Brown and Sarah Paulson in an disclosed role.

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While much of the storyline has yet to be revealed, reports say that historian Doug Brinkley's book "The Great Deluge" will be used as source material. The Bush Administration and the government were widely criticized their lack of urgency and organization in their response to the Hurricane Katrina, one of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history.

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Quaid is familiar with presidential roles having played former President Bill Clinton in the HBO television movie "The Special Relationship" as well as a fictional president in "American Dreamz." Some of Quaid's other notable roles include "The Day After Tomorrow," "The Rookie," and "Vantage Point."

The first season Murphy's "American Crime Story" documented the O.J. Simpson trial, winning 9 Emmy awards as well as two Golden Globes in the process.

"Katrina: American Crime Story" is expected to air in early 2018 and future seasons of the show are already in development. Season 3 is expected to center around the murder of fashion designer Gianni Versace, while the fourth will focus Bill Clinton's various scandals during his term as president.

 

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Charlie May

Charlie May is a news writer at Salon. You can find him on Twitter at @charliejmay

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