Just as the O.J. trial ended up being about much more than the case itself, Hurricane Katrina is a lens through which Murphy and his team will be able explore bigger themes like race, class, climate change, bias in the media, urban development, the role of police and government, and the pervasive cultural influence of the Kardashian-Wests (kidding, sort of).
Hurricane Katrina disproportionately affected poor black residents, and the catastrophe and its aftermath shone a damning light on the country's endemic racial and class inequality. The extent of the storm's damage wasn't a foregone conclusion; rather, it was government ineptitude (both before and after the storm) and systemic racism and poverty that caused much of Katrina's devastation. When it comes to pointing fingers and naming names, we don't expect Murphy to hold back.