In just a few weeks, the second season of American Crime Story will premiere and many feel that it will be hard to match the acclaim that its predecessor, The People v. O.J. Simpson received. Ryan Murphy stated,
“You can’t top O.J., “You have to figure out a different way to tell your story. I think the storytelling was more ambitious and more emotional.”
The first episode of the series debuted in two full theaters on the same day that the Versace family issued a statement calling the series “fiction.” The family stated,
“Since Versace did not authorize the book on which it is partly based nor has it taken part in the writing of the screenplay, this TV series should only be considered as a work of fiction,”
In response, Murphy has stated that Donatella Versace’s actions seemed to indicate she wasn’t upset about the series being released.
“Donatella Versace sent Penelope Cruz a very large arrangement of flowers yesterday when she was representing the show at the Golden Globes,” he said. “I don’t know if she is going to watch the show but if she did I think she would see that we treat her and her family with respect and kindness and she really is sort of a feminist role model in my book because she had to step into an impossible situation, which she did with grace and understanding.”
“Of course I feel if your family is ever portrayed in something, it’s natural to sort of have a, ‘Well, let’s wait and see what happens’ [attitude]. But I think that she really loves Penelope and knows that Penelope would never do anything to represent her in a negative light.”
This ultimately adds more excitement to the already highly anticipated second season of American Crime Story. The series will surely be a ratings hit.