Ryan Murphy has been very successful with his anthology series, and it’s looking like they aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. Deadline reports that “American Crime Story” has been renewed for a third season.
The new 10-episode installment is tentatively titled “Versace/Cunanan: American Crime Story” and will focus on the tragic 1997 murder of Gianni Versace. The iconic designer was killed on the steps of his Miami Beach mansion by serial murderer Andrew Cunanan, who later took his own life in a house boat. Versace was his fifth and final victim.
Season 3 will be based on the book “Vulgar Favors” by Vanity Fair writer Maureen Orth. Tom Rob Smith is set to write the first two and multiple subsequent episodes. Filming is expected to begin next spring in Los Angeles and Miami, with Murphy directing the first episode.
Murphy, Smith, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson and Brad Falchuk will executive produce “Versace/Cunanan.” Per the site, producers are already meeting with actors to play the title roles, with an A-list actress in negotiations to play Donatella Versace.
“The People v. O.J. Simpson” was a hit at FX, earning 22 Emmy nominations and winning nine. Season 2, “Katrina,” will focus on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and air next year.
Murphy is also working on the new anthology series “Feud,” starring Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange, he also has the second season of “Scream Queens” set up at Fox and “American Horror Story” was recently renewed for a seventh season.