The Assassination of Gianni Versace is now officially FX's next American Crime Story
There’s been a minor twist in FX’s American Crime Story franchise: The Assassination of Gianni Versace, which was originally slated to be the third installment of the series, will now premiere in early 2018. This means that it will bump Katrina, which had been previously announced as the follow-up to last year’s phenomenon The People v. O.J. Simpson.
Versace, which is currently in production, tells the story of the titular designer, played by Edgar Ramirez, and the serial killer, Andrew Cunanan (Darren Criss), who gunned him down outside Versace’s mansion in Miami. Penelope Cruz plays Versace’s sister Donatella (seen in EW’s exclusive image below) and Ricky Martin is Versace’s long-term boyfriend, Antonio D’Amico.
Katrina focuses on the tragedy during and after the hurricane which decimated New Orleans. The project is set to star Annette Bening as Kathleen Blanco, the governor of Louisiana during and after Katrina; Matthew Broderick as Michael D. Brown, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) director; and Dennis Quaid as President George W. Bush.
Katrina will now begin shooting in early 2018.