Ryan Murphy has made a seemingly permanent home for himself on FX and Fox. The producer has five shows split between the networks, often picking up award nominations along the way. Last year brought the trial of the century back into the pop culture conversation with The People v OJ Simpson: American Crime Story, and the second season of the anthology series will be The Assassination of Gianni Versace. The network has been slowly revealing more information about the show's sophomore season, and a new video put focus on the crime itself, while also revealing more about the ensemble cast of characters. Check out the video below.
Color me intrigued. Let's explore what we're being shown in this newest sneak peek into The Assassination of Gianni Versace, and what we should expect once the highly anticipated new season premiers on FX.
Much of the above video focuses on why the new season is the right fit for American Crime Story. The anthology series will be focusing on crimes that could only function within an American society. This year will include Versace's assassination, and the missteps in law enforcement that lead to Andrew Cunanan's spree of murders in 1997. The high profile case revolving around the famed fashion designer swept the nation when the events played out in real time, and FX is hoping for that same spark with the modern version.
The new Assassination of Gianni Versace clip also highlights some of the supporting cast, especially the various detectives working on the case. This includes Orange is the New Black actress Dascha Polanco, who is playing Detective Lori Wieder. Also spotted was Nashville and Stranger Things actor Will Chase's Detective Scrimshaw. They'll be just some of the agents attempting Andrew Cunanan's manhunt in the wake of his various murders.
Speaking of Andrew Cunanan, it truly looks like this could be a game changer for Glee actor Darren Criss. While he's kept busy with film and stage roles over the years, this role will give him the opportunity to lead a project, and go place far more adult than Blaine Anderson ever could have. He'll be playing opposite series regulars Edgar Ramirez, Penelope Cruz, and Ricky Martin.
Following The Assassination of Gianni Versace, the series will take yet another interest turn, as it turns its focus on the events of Hurricane Katrina. Katrina is still very much in its early development, but Annette Bening had been previously reported to be joining the case for Season 3. The stakes for both upcoming seasond feel very high, as The People v OJ Simpson was universally acclaimed, receiving 22 Primetime Emmy Nominations and winning nine. But considering how drastically different the subject matter of each season is, there is the possibility that certain stories will be more popular than others.