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A Hurricane Katrina Mini-Series Is Happening

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Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter

A mini-series surrounded around the events of Hurricane Katrina is in the works, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Ryan Murphy, the director of “American Crime Story: The People vs O.J. Simpson,” announced he will be directing a the series, which will focus on the struggle and survival stories of the hurricane that devastated New Orleans in 2005. (RELATED: Ryan Murphy on ‘Glee’ Finale Without Cory Monteith: It’s Not the Ending I Imagined)

Executive producer Ryan Murphy accepts the award for Outstanding Television Movie for HBO's "The Normal Heart" as playwright Larry Kramer (L) listens during the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California August 25, 2014. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

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“It’s an amazing tragedy that you cannot believe happened in America,” Murphy said. “But along with the overwhelming horribleness and sadness, you also have amazing stories of [people] coming together. We’re laying into what do you do when you’re in a city and your government has abandoned you?”

“You get out by climbing up and pulling up people with you, and to a large degree that’s what the miniseries is about,” he added. “It’s not just what happened but heroic stories about people surviving — or in some cases, dying helping others.”

“It’s sprawling,” he continued. “You’re following a cast of characters from before the storm hits to its aftermath, and that’s a big story.”

Murphy said they haven’t officially signed any of the actors or actresses on yet for the project and said they are currently looking to cast the roles of George W. Bush and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.