Dennis Quaid Cast as George W. Bush in ‘Katrina: American Crime Story’

FX anthology series’ second season is Ryan Murphy’s follow-up to Emmy-winning “People v. O.J.”

Last Updated: May 17, 2017 @ 5:02 PM

Dennis Quaid will play George W. Bush in FX’s “Katrina: American Crime Story.”

The “A Dog’s Purpose” actor joins a big-name cast that includes Matthew Broderick as Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) director Michael D. Brown and Annette Bening as Louisiana governor Kathleen Blanco.

Bush, the 43rd U.S. president, faced criticism for his handling of Hurricane Katrina’s devastation in 2005.

This is the second season in executive producer Ryan Murphy’s heralded anthology series that hails from Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions. The first season, “The People v. O.J. Simpson,” launched in February 2016 and won nine Emmys, including outstanding limited series.

The season’s primary source material is Douglas Brinkley’s book “The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast.”

Season 3 will focus on the murder of designer Gianni Versace by serial killer Andrew Cunanan, and Season 4 centers on the Monica Lewinsky-Bill Clinton sex scandal.

Quaid played former president Bill Clinton in the 2010 HBO film “A Special Relationship.”