Even though the second season of “American Crime Story” is not airing on FX until the new year, apparently the network wanted to get far ahead of the curve. How else do you describe the brand-new renewal that the network’s put out there for season 3?
Per a report from Deadline, the project, executive produced by Ryan Murphy, is going to be going back specifically to murder cases for season 3 and will focus on the assassination of famed designer Gianni Versace by serial killer Andrew Cunanan, which took place at the site of the former’s mansion. This season will be based off of the book Vulgar Favors by Vanity Fair’s Maureen Orth, which also makes it similar to season 1. (“The People v. OJ Simpson” was based on both written material and the OJ Simpson trial.)
On paper, this seems like a sound idea, given that true-crime is what so many viewers are flocking to these days. Not only that, but this is another idea that will likely attract a star-studded cast. We’re actually far more bullish on this concept than we were with anything related to season 2, which is going to be set around Hurricane Katrina. From our vantage point, it simply makes a tremendous amount of sense for the show to focus more on notable cases than natural disasters that are far more complex and don’t have the same sort of trial.
Then again, Murphy has certainly surprised us before! In the end, we’re excited to see what he and the rest of his team come up with. For now, we presume we’ll start things off by waiting for season 2 to air.
If you missed it, earlier today Murphy spoke at length regarding his other series currently on FX in “American Horror Story.” Be sure to head over here to check out some of the highlights. (Photo: FX.)