The second season of American Crime Story hasn’t even started filming yet, but FX has already ordered and fast-tracked a third season, which will be all about insane serial killer Andrew Cunanan and Gianni Versace’s murder in 1997.
From April 25, 1997 to July 15, 1997, Andrew Cunanan went on a killing spree and murdered five men including Gianni Versace who was his last victim. Eight days after he murdered Versace, Cunanan killed himself in a houseboat in Miami.
In chilling detail, Maureen Orth reveals how Andrew Cunanan met his superstar victim…why police and the FBI repeatedly failed to catch Cunanan…why other victims’ families stonewalled the investigation…controversial findings of the Versace autopsy report, and more. Here is a late-century odyssey that races across America from California’s wealthy gay underworld to modest midwestern homes of families mourning their slaughtered sons to the celebration of decadence that is Versace’s South Beach. It is at once a landmark work of investigative journalism and a riveting account of a sociopath, his savage crimes, and the mysteries he left along the way.
FX was not planning to pick up a third season of ACS so quickly, but they were really into the script for the first episode.
The third season will be called Versace/Cunanan: American Crime Story and filming will start next spring, at almost the same time that the second season, which is about Hurricane Katrina, starts shooting.