Gianni Versace: American Crime Story will now be the second installment
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story will now be the second installment of FX’s award-winning American Crime Story limited series franchise, the network announced today. Production of The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story began in April and it is tentatively slated to debut in early 2018.
Katrina: American Crime Story, which was originally scheduled as the second installment of the American Crime Story franchise, now becomes the third installment of the limited series. Production of Katrina: American Crime Story is now slated to begin in early 2018.
Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Brad Falchuk and Tom Rob Smith are Executive Producers of The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story. It is written by Tom Rob Smith, and Ryan Murphy directed the premiere episode of the series, which stars Darren Criss, Edgar Ramirez, Penelope Cruz and Ricky Martin. The series is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions.
FX’s first installment of ACS, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, received 22 Emmy Award nominations and it won nine Emmys. It also won the Golden Globe, BAFTA, AFI, PGA, WGA and TCA awards and it was the most critically acclaimed program of 2016.
Last month, FX released the first official photo of Academy Award winner Penelope Cruz as Donatella Versace in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story. The image shows Cruz as the sister of murdered fashion designer Gianni Versace in a hot pink gown with two faceless men on either side of her. The shot is from the pool at Villa Casa Casuarina where Gianni lived and where his murder took place. The show was partially filmed at the villa. Gianni Versace was killed in 1997.