FX ruled the TV game this year with the first iteration of its crime anthology The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. It was a masterstroke of nostalgia, societal commentary, Sarah Paulson worship and exceptional wigs. With 10 Emmys and an upcoming second season — this one focusing on Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath — series creator Ryan Murphy apparently decided he wanted to keep us jumping up and down with excitement in front of our screens: the just-announced Season 3 will take on the murder of Gianni Versace.
Versace/Cunanan, Deadline reports, will be a 10-episode examination of the shocking murder of the celebrated fashion designer, who in 1997 was shot to death by Andrew Cunanan on the front steps of his opulent Versace mansion in Miami. Like People v O.J. Simpson, this story will be based on a book — "Vulgar Favors" by Vanity Fair writer Maureen Orth.
The series will film almost simultaneously with Katrina in early 2017. Murphy will direct the first episode of Versace/Cunanan, and the series will reunite the same producing team from People v. O.J., including Murphy, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson and Brad Falchuk. Also on board are the same casting directors Nicole Daniels and Courtney Bright, who put together O.J.'s rock star lineup of talent, which included Emmy winners Sarah Paulson, Sterling K. Brown, Courtney B. Vance as well as Cuba Gooding Jr. and John Travolta.
No word yet on who's playing what roles in Versace/Cunanan, but according to Deadline, an "A-list actress" is in negotiations to play Versace's iconic sister Donatella Versace, who's a major part of the story and of course took over the house after her brother's death. Also not mentioned is who will play Versace's gaggle of supermodel friends like Naomi Campbell or which lucky costume designer will re-create Versace's over-the-top '90s looks, but we'll certainly be refreshing our feeds every second until we find out.