‘American Crime Story’ Will Tell The Story Of Gianni Versace’s Murder
The first season of American Crime Story took on the trial of O.J. Simpson, and also took home a boatload of Emmys for its cast and for the show itself. The show was such a success that it has already been renewed for two more seasons, and one will tackle the tragic death of a fashion icon. Variety reports that the third season of the FX show will focus on the 1997 murder of Gianni Versace. The season, tentatively called Versace/Cunanan: American Crime Story, will be based on the 1999 book Vulgar Favors by Vanity Fair writer Maureen Orth. Versace was only 50 when he was killed. He had just gone to his favorite Miami restaurant to pick up an Italian newspaper and was opening the gate to his villa when Andrew Cunanan, 27, fatally shot him twice in the head. The designer was just one of five people Cunanan had killed over the course of three months. After an eight-day manhunt, Cunanan committed suicide in a houseboat just three miles from Versace’s home. Read more at Esquire.