American Crime Story Season 3 has been confirmed. It will feature the murder of a famous fashion designer.
FX has renewed the highly acclaimed anthology series for Season 3. The murder of Gianni Versace will be in the spotlight this season.
Versace was shot to death on the steps of his Miami Beach villa in 1997. His murder led to a manhunt for his killer Andrew Cunanan. Police also believed Cunanan is responsible for the deaths of four others in a cross-country shooting spree over several months.
However, Cunanan committed suicide eight days later. He killed himself in a houseboat before the Miami police moved in to arrest him. Versace was his final victim. The motive of Cunanan in killing the famed fashion designer was never established.
Cunanan will be a key character in American Crime Story Season 3. The series will be based on Vulgar Favors, a book by Maureen Orth. Moreover, Season 3 will have 10 episodes.
According to Deadline, details for the third installment remain under wraps except for the title, Versace/Cunanan: American Crime Story. The site added producers for Season 3 are already meeting with actors to play the title roles. Apparently, a Hollywood A-list actress is also in talks to play Donatella Versace. Versace’s sister will be prominently featured in the story.
The production of American Crime Story Season 3 will reportedly start next spring in Los Angeles and Miami. The first episode of seasons 2 and 3 is expected to be helmed by series creator Ryan Murphy.
Meanwhile, American Crime Story Season 2 will be about Hurricane Katrina. It will premiere in 2017. Executive producer Brad Simpson told CNN that the second season will be “more massive and more sprawling” than the first.
The initial installment of Murphy’s series, American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson, garnered 10 Emmy awards, including one for Outstanding Limited Series.