After teasing us with a number of very temporary glimpses at The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story throughout new episodes of American Horror Story: Cult (significantly, that take a look at Penélope Cruz as Donatella Versace kissing the coffin is chilling!), FX has introduced the premiere date of the extremely-anticipated season. Drum roll please…
The season will debut on Wednesday, Jan. 17 at 10 p.m. So meaning we solely have to attend one other two months till Cruz, Darren Criss, Edgar Ramirez and Ricky Martin are on our screens, bringing the tragic story of Versace’s homicide by the hands of Andrew Cunanan to life.
Based mostly on the e-book Vulgar Favors by Vainness Truthful author Maureen Orth, ACS‘ third installment will debut in 2018 and look into how ‘s assassin, serial killer Andrew Cunanan, was capable of evade seize throughout his killing spree in 1997.
“I used to be all the time very moved and freaked out by the Versace assassination, and I assumed it was a very nice story to do as a result of it is a manhunt season,” Ryan Murphy advised EW. “[Serial killer Andrew Cunanan] killed 4 individuals after which Versace, and was on the unfastened. We’re exploring the explanations of how he obtained away with being undetected. “The tragedy of the Versace homicide was that it shouldn’t have occurred.”
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The Gold and The Woman on the Practice star will play the legendary dressmaker, who was murdered outdoors of his Miami residence on the age of fifty in 1997. The designer, who was brazenly homosexual, was one of many first to hyperlink style to the music world, and was buddies with Madonna, Elton John, Cher, Sting and Eric Clapton.
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The Glee fan-favourite, who additionally made a visitor look on American Horror Story” Lodge, will tackle the position of Andrew Cunanan, the serial killer and sociopath, whose killing spree ended after Versace turned his fifth and remaining sufferer. 9 days after murdering the designer in 1997, Cunanan, then 27, killed himself simply because the Miami police moved in to seize him.
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Oscar winner Penelope Cruz is enjoying the long-lasting designer, although rumors have been as soon as swirling that Woman Gaga might be taking over the position. Donatella turned the top of design after her brother’s homicide. Since then, her signature platinum hair, everlasting tan, and smoky black eye make-up have develop into as well-known as her designs, ones that Cruz has worn all through her profession.
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The New Woman star, who additionally appeared in American Horror Story: Lodge, is enjoying Santo, Versace’s older brother, who turned the president and co-chief government officer of Gianni Versace SpA after his demise.
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The Grammy winner, who beforehand labored with Murphy as a visitor star on Glee, will play Versace’s longtime companion, who met the designer in 1982 and have become a designer for the Versace sport line. He and Donatella by no means received alongside, with the latter telling The New York Occasions in 1999, “My relationship with Antonio is strictly because it was when Gianni was alive. I revered him because the boyfriend of my brother, however I by no means favored him as an individual. So the connection stayed the identical.”
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The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story premieres Wednesday, Jan. 17 at 10 p.m. on FX.