After “The People vs. O.J. Simpson” swept the Emmys, with production set to begin in early 2017 on the second season of “American Crime Story” — which will focus on Hurricane Katrina’s devastation of New Orleans — Deadline is reporting that FX has already greenlit a third season, which will tackle the 1997 murder of fashion designer Gianni Versace.
As Deadline reports, the third season will be subtitled “Versace/Cunanan” and will look at the events leading up to Versace’s assassination on the steps of his Miami Beach mansion by sociopathic serial killer Andrew Cunanan, who took his own life eight days later inside a house boat as he was about to be captured by police.
FX execs were so impressed by the script, adds Deadline, that production on season three is being fast-tracked, and will film “virtually simultaneously” with “American Crime Story: Katrina”.
Producers are reportedly meeting with actors to play the leading roles, and negotiations are said to be underway with “an A-list actress” to play the late designer’s sister, Donatella Versace, who “is featured prominently in the story.”