American Crime Story Taking on Versace Murder for Season 3

Gianni Versace

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American Crime Story isn’t going anywhere—E! News has confirmed the FX drama has been renewed for a third season and is returning to its murder roots and taking on the Gianni Versace murder. Season two will tackle Hurricane Katrina.

The new season, which will film at the same time as season two of American Crime Story, will detail the shocking 1997 murder of fashion powerhouse Versace at the hands of Andrew Cunanan, a serial killer who murdered at least five people during a three-month period. Eight days after murdering Versace, Cunanan killed himself.

Deadline broke the renewal and topic news.

The Versace season is based on the book Vulgar Favors by Maureen Orth. Casts for both Katrina and the just announced Versace season have yet to be announced.

FX’s American Crime Story, which counts Ryan Murphy as an executive producer, kicked off with The People v. O.J. Simpson. The limited series about the trial of celebrity O.J. Simpson for the murders of Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman took home 10 Emmys, including individual acting awards for Sarah Paulson, Courtney B. Vance and Sterling K. Brown.

Murphy currently has Scream Queens at Fox, American Horror Story: Roanoke and an upcoming seventh season of AHS at FX as well as Feud, starring Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon, also in the works at FX.


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