“Carlos” star Edgar Ramirez” and “Glee” alum Darren Criss have scored the lead roles in “Versace: American Crime Story,” the third season in Ryan Murphy’s crime anthology series following last year’s award-winning debut season “The People vs. O.J. Simpson”.
Production is currently underway on the second season of the series which revolves around Hurricane Katrina, but Murphy isn’t slowing down and will go into production next month on ‘Versace’ with both seasons likely to debut on the FX network sometime in 2018.
The ten episode story explores the July 1997 assassination of legendary designer Gianni Versace (played by Ramirez). Serial killer Andrew Cunanan (played by Criss) was behind the death and committed suicide eight days later as Miami Dade police were on the verge of capturing him.
Maureen Orth’s novel “Vulgar Favors” will serve as the basis for the project with Tom Rob Smith (“London Spy”) set to write the first two and multiple subsequent episodes. Murphy is already developing a fourth season which will deal with the Bill Clinton/Monica Lewinsky saga.
Source: The Live Feed