“American Crime Story” hasn’t even started production of its second season on FX yet, but it has already been renewed for a third season, Deadline reports. The third installment of the anthology series produced by Ryan Murphy will focus on the 1997 murder of fashion mogul Gianni Versace by serial killer Andrew Cunanan.
Versace was shot outside of his Miami Beach mansion on July 15, 1997. In all, Cunanan is known to have killed five people over the course of a three-month period; the 27-year-old then committed suicide eight days after Versace’s murder. The first two episodes of the series will be written by Tom Rob Smith (“London Spy”) based on Maureen Orth‘s book “Vulgar Favors: Andrew Cunanan, Gianni Versace, and the Largest Failed Manhunt in U.S. History.”
Season one of “American Crime Story” tackled the infamous O.J. Simpson murder trial of the 1990s. “The People v. O.J. Simpson” earned critical acclaim and swept the Emmys, winning nine awards including Best Movie/Mini Actor for Courtney B. Vance (as defense attorney Johnnie Cochran), Best Movie/Mini Actress for Sarah Paulson (as prosecutor Marcia Clark) and Best Limited Series.
In season two “American Crime Story” will explore Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath and is based on Douglas Brinkley‘s book “The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast.” Both upcoming seasons are scheduled to film in early 2017.
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