American Crime Story Just Cast A Pop Music Star For Season 3

Ricky Martin on the Tonight show

Season 2 isn't even out yet, but American Crime Story sure isn't wasting any time developing future seasons. The award-winning anthology series is busy planning out Season 3, which already has its crime story and assembled an impressive cast for its third season. Now the show has filled out a crucial role for the anticipated season. Continuing Ryan Murphy's growing assemblage of pop stars, musician Ricky Martin has been cast on Season 3 of American Crime Story.

Ricky Martin joins Season 3 of FX's American Crime Story, which will focus on the shocking July 1997 assassination of fashion designer, Gianni Versace. Martin will play Antonio D'Amico, Versace's longtime partner. The pop star will join a cast that includes Édgar Rarmirez, Penélope Cruz, and Darren Criss. Édgar Rarmirez will portray Versace, while Penélope Cruz will play his sister Donatella, and Darren Criss as serial killer Andrew Cunanan. Not much else is currently known about Versace: American Crime Story, but there will sure to be more all-star actors looking to join the season.

Ricky Martin may be best known as a Grammy-winning artist, but Martin is also an experienced actor. He's appeared on Broadway in plays like Evita and Les Miserables. In addition, Martin has also collaborated with Ryan Murphy in the past. Martin guest starred on an episode of Glee, and the two of them will continue their working relationship with _Versace: American Crime Story. _

Season 3 will follow the murder of fashion icon Gianni Versace. The wealthy fashion designer was murdered on the front steps of his Miami Beach mansion by sociopath and serial killer Andrew Cunanan. Cunanan would kill himself a few days after the murder, and to this day no one knows why he killed Versace.

If you don't like thinking so far ahead into the future, then let's look at Season 2. Katrina: America Crime Story will follow Hurricane Katrina and the devastation left in its wake in New Orleans. The season will focus on the lack of preparedness from FEMA, and critical response toward the Bush administration for the poor living conditions of the survivors of the storm. The cast includes Matthew Broderick and Annette Bening

Here's a clip of Ricky Martin in Glee, his last Ryan Murphy collaboration. Safe to say that it won't be the exact same as American Crime Story.

Versace: American Crime Story will begin production later this month and is expected to air in 2018. To learn about more returning shows, check out our midseason and summer premiere guides.

Matt Wood

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