Annette Bening joins FX’s Katrina: American Crime Story
FX has announced today that Golden Globe Award-winning actress Annette Bening has joined the cast of Katrina: American Crime Story, the second installment of the universally acclaimed, award-winning limited series from Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson. Bening, who has also been nominated for an Emmy Award and four Academy Awards, will portray Kathleen Blanco, the Governor of Louisiana during and after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. The series is set to premiere in 2018.
Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson serve as Executive Producers on Katrina: American Crime Story, which is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions.
The first installment, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, was nominated for 22 Emmy Awards and won 9, including Outstanding Limited Series. The People v. O.J. Simpson also won two Golden Globe Awards, including Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made For Television; four Critics’ Choice Awards, including Best Movie Made for Television or Limited Series; and was named an AFI Television Program of the Year.
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story was the most critically acclaimed program of 2016 and was both cable’s most-watched new scripted series of the year in all key demos and FX’s most-watched series ever with 13.9 million viewers on average per episode across all linear and digital platforms.
Bening can be seen in theaters now in the film 20th Century Women.