‘American Crime Story’ Season 3 Finds Its ‘Versace,’ Plus Darren Criss
We’ve barely begun staffing out the second, Katrina-themed season of FX’s American Crime Story, but already Season 3 has its title characters. Not only is the Versace of our third American Crime Story cast, but so too will Glee and Flash star Darren Criss provide the titular crime.
Late Wednesday saw FX confirming that Point Break star Edgar Ramirez will play Gianni Versace, while Criss will reunite with his former Glee showrunner to play Versace’s killer, Andrew Cunanan. Season 3 will follow the July 1997 murder, which – historical spoiler alert – ended with Cunanan’s suicide suicide eight days later, as police closed in.
Its first two episodes written by Tom Rob Smith, the season will draw from Vanity Fair writer Maureen Orth’s book Vulgar Favors. Seasons 2 and 3 will shoot concurrently, with the third season airing within six months of Katrina. Additionally, the Monica Lewinsky story has been optioned for a potential future season.
FX had earlier debunked reports of Lady Gaga playing Donatella Versace, but what do we make of the Versace/Cunanan: American Crime Story cast so far?