The award-winning FX series "American Crime Story" has been renewed for two more seasons, reports Deadline, with its third season to focus on Gianni Versace's murder. Titled "Versace/Cunanan: American Crime Story" and slated to air in 2018 (after next year's episodes surrounding Hurricane Katrina's aftermath), the show will be based on Vanity Fair writer Maureen Orth's book Vulgar Favors: Andrew Cunanan, Gianni Versace, and the Largest Failed Manhunt in U.S. History.
Versace was assassinated on July 15, 1997 at his Miami Beach mansion by then-27-year-old serial killer (and one of the FBI's "Ten Most Wanted") Andrew Cunanan. The Italian designer was the fifth victim in a spree of murders by Cunanan, who killed himself eight days later.
Both of the forthcoming seasons of "American Crime Story" will start filming next spring in Los Angeles and Miami. Actors are already in talks for the "Versace/Cunanan" leading roles, including sister Donatella Versace, which Deadline says will be played by an A-list actress. Who could it be?! Is Maya Rudolph considered A-list? Time to start fan casting.
Update, 10/19/16: A spokesperson from Versace had provided WWD with a comment on the new series, noting that the fashion house had "neither authorized nor had any involvement whatsoever in the forthcoming series about Versace. The series should only be seen as a work of fiction."