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Old 10-18-16, 01:35 PM   #1
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American Crime Story renewed by FX for 3rd season -- Versace murder

http://deadline.com/2016/10/american...er-1201838392/

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EXCLUSIVE: On the heels of the highly-rated People v. O.J. Simpson first installment of American Crime Story dominating the long-form Emmy categories with 10 wins, including best limited series, Ryan Murphy’s anthology series has been renewed for a third season by FX, I have learned.

Everyone is keeping mum on details but I understand that the title of the new 10-episode installment will be Versace/Cunanan and will examine the shocking July 1997 assassination of legendary designer Gianni Versace on the steps of his Miami Beach mansion by sociopath and serial killer Andrew Cunanan, who eight days later killed himself in a house boat as the Miami Dade police force moved in to capture him. Versace was his fifth and final victim.

Versace/Cunanan:American Crime Story, from Fox 21, will be based on the book “Vulgar Favors” by Vanity Fair writer Maureen Orth, with Tom Rob Smith set to write the first two and multiple subsequent episodes.

Versace/Cunanan will film virtually simultaneously with the second American Crime Story installment, Katrina, in early 2017. I hear that was not planned but happened when FX and Fox 21 executives read Smith’s first script and were so impressed, a decision was made to accelerate production on Season 3. Katrina, about the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, will still air first, followed by Versace/Cunanan.

Murphy, who won an Emmy for directing the opening episode of People v. O.J. Simpson and is expected to helm the Katrina opener, will also direct the first episode of Versace/Cunanan, which I hear will film in Los Angeles and Miami next spring.

Also back for Versace/Cunanan are casting directors Nicole Daniels and Courtney Bright, who won an Emmy for The People v. O.J. Simpson. I hear the producers already are meeting with actors to play the title roles, and an A-list actress in negotiations to play Versace’s sister Donatella Versace, who is featured prominently in the story.

American Crime Story’s core producing team — Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson and Brad Falchuk — all Emmy winners for People v. O.J. Simpson as best limited series — will executive produce Versace/Cunanan alongside Smith.

American Crime Story continues to take a different angle on the true crime theme in each season while tackling famous cases — from a murder trial (People v. O.J.) to a human tragedy (Katrina) to a murder mystery (Versace/Cunanan). Cunanan’s motives to kill the famous designer were never established, with his suicide leaving the questions forever unanswered.
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Re: American Crime Story renewed by FX for 3rd season -- Versace murder

I'll just put this here. Updates about the next 2 seasons being delayed. And idea for possible 4th.

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American Crime Story‘s Hurricane Katrina-themed second season has experienced something of a rain delay.

At the Television Critics Association winter press tour Thursday, FX president John Landgraf offered an update on the network’s long-gestating follow-up to Season 1’s super-successful People v. O.J. Simpson, which has yet to go into production. In fact, there’s been more buzz about Season 3’s Versace installment.

Landgraf revealed that the Katrina edition has been pushed until 2018 for creative reasons. “We had developed People v. O.J. and we had material in really good shape ready to go,” the exec explained. “We had scripts we were really excited about. We have really high ambitions for this. It’s about character and larger themes. It’s just taking time, frankly, to get material we’re happy with.

“Also, when you’re shooting in New Orleans, you have to worry about hurricanes,” Landgraf added. “You can only shoot there during certain times of the year.”

As a result of the delay, the Katrina and Versace installments will “air within about six months of each other” in 2018, said Landgraf. “We’ll end up having a long hiatus and then we’ll get back on cycle.”
http://tvline.com/2017/01/12/america...miere-date-fx/

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“American Crime Story” is reuniting with author Jeffrey Toobin for a future season, Variety has confirmed.

“ACS” producers Fox 21 TV and FX Productions have together optioned Toobin’s book “A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Sex Scandal That Nearly Brought Down a President” for use for an upcoming installment. The book pulls apart the threads of the Clinton sex scandal that devoured the late 1990s, framing it as a legal thriller surrounding Paula Jones, Kenneth Starr, and Monica Lewinsky.

The first season of “ACS,” “The People v. O.J. Simpson,” was based on Toobin’s “The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson.” That first season garnered a massive pile of awards-show recognition for the cast and creative teams, including a record 10 Emmy wins.

“ACS” currently has two seasons in production: “Katrina,” set in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and “Versace,” about the 1997 murder of Gianni Versace. “Versace” will be based on the book “Vulgar Favors” by Vanity Fair writer Maureen Orth. The “Katrina” season won’t air until 2018, but will quickly be followed by “Versace,” according to FX Networks CEO John Landgraf.

Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk will continue to executive produce “American Crime Story,” as well as Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson’s Color Force banner. Murphy also has the upcoming FX anthology series “Feud” premiering Mar. 5, as well as three forthcoming installments of “American Horror Story.”
http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/moni...on-1201962950/
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Re: American Crime Story renewed by FX for 3rd season -- Versace murder

Penélope Cruz to play Donatella Versace in American Crime Story

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Posted on March 20, 2017 at 1:00pm EDT




Ryan Murphy has found his Donatella Versace.

The American Crime Story executive producer has cast Oscar winner Penélope Cruz to play the famed Italian fashion designer in an upcoming edition of his FX anthology series.

The Pirates of the Carribean and Vanilla Sky actress will play the sister of murdered fashion designer Gianni Versace in Versace: American Crime Story. In 2009, the Spanish actress won best supporting actress for her role in Woody Allen’s Vicky Cristina Barcelona.

Previously, Edgar Ramirez was cast as Gianni with Darren Criss signed on to play serial killer Andrew Cunanan in the miniseries, which is based on the book Vulgar Favors by Maureen Orth.

Versace is expected to be the third edition of the franchise that launched to acclaim with The People vs. O.J. Simpson last year and will continue with Katrina in 2018. The Versace edition is also expected to air in 2018.

Lady Gaga, who won a Golden Globe for her part on Murphy’s American Horror Story: Hotel, was considered for the Donatella role, and there were even erroneous reports claiming she was cast. But Murphy shot that rumor down at the Television Critics Association press tour last January. “She’s a friend. But she’s very busy this next year — she’s doing Super Bowl and then she’s doing A Star Is Born and I believe that she’s going on tour. And when you’re going to do a show like Versace, it’s a five-month commitment, it’s a very big show, we’re shooting it all over the world. So I just don’t think with her schedule, I knew that it would never had worked. But I would love to work with her on something in the future.”
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Old 03-21-17, 09:00 PM   #4
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They need to skip the Katrina series, I have no interest in that. But I'd definitely watch the Versace installment.
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Re: American Crime Story renewed by FX for 3rd season -- Versace murder

I don't want to thread crap, but I don't know why anyone would want to watch things like this.
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Old 03-21-17, 11:17 PM   #6
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Re: American Crime Story renewed by FX for 3rd season -- Versace murder

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I don't want to thread crap, but I don't know why anyone would want to watch things like this.
Well, you kind of are thread crapping. If you're not interested in this, why did you feel compelled to post in a topic/show you don't care about?


With the Katrina season being postponed until 2018, when the heck would the Versace season air? 2019? Or would they air 2 seasons in 1 year?
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Well, you kind of are thread crapping. If you're not interested in this, why did you feel compelled to post in a topic/show you don't care about?


With the Katrina season being postponed until 2018, when the heck would the Versace season air? 2019? Or would they air 2 seasons in 1 year?
Both in 2018. It says so in that article above.
I imagine that FX pushed to get the Versace murder season in after Murphy told them about doing Katrina next.
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Old 03-21-17, 11:52 PM   #8
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Re: American Crime Story renewed by FX for 3rd season -- Versace murder

Thanks. I overlooked that part. Sounds feasible if they shoot them simultaneously. I could see Katrina airing in the Spring and Versace airing in the Fall of 2018.
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Old 03-22-17, 10:30 AM   #9
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Re: American Crime Story renewed by FX for 3rd season -- Versace murder

So I was thinking about this : It would be impossible to recreate the funeral of Gianni Versace the without showing the famous shot of Diana comforting Sir Elton John. Ryan Murphy is going to be making Feud : Charles & Diana and presumably shooting around the same time. Would it be too WB to have a little casting crossover? It makes sense in this case.

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Re: American Crime Story renewed by FX for 3rd season -- Versace murder

Is the focus of this solely going to be on the murder of Gianni Versace, or will it follow all of Andrew Cunanan's murders and suicide?
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It will be based on this book :


So both I suppose.
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Re: American Crime Story renewed by FX for 3rd season -- Versace murder

I don't know anything about the Versace murder so I am definitely interested in that season.

I was also hoping they would reuse some of the actors for season 2. So much talent!
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