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'American Crime Story' Season 3 To Focus On Gianni Versace Murder

'People Versus OJ Simpson' won 10 Emmy Awards.

19/10/2016 11:35

‘American Crime Story’ will be coming back for a third series, this time to focus on the shocking murder of fashion designer Gianni Versace.

The FX series created by ‘Glee’s Ryan Murphy had a triumph with its first outing, its intimate exploration of OJ Simpson’s arrest and trial - taking home 10 Emmy Awards - and is set to debut its follow-up, depicting the events around Hurricane Katrina.

However, all eyes are on the third series, with the news that an A-list actress will be taking the role of Gianni’s grief-stricken sister Donatella.

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Gianni with his sister Donatella in January 1997, six months before he was murdered

No news yet on who will be taking the role of Gianni, who was slain on the doorstep of his Miami mansion one morning in July 1997, as he returned from a local cafe and newspaper run.

Police soon tracked down his murderer - sociopath and serial killer Andrew Cunanan, who eight days later killed himself in a house boat as the Miami Dade police force prepared to capture him. It emerged that Versace had been his fifth victim.

The fashion world was thrown into mourning for the designer, with Elton John and Princess Diana joining friends and family at his emotional funeral in Italy a week later.

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Princess Diana and Elton John were among mourners in Milan, alongside Sting and his wife Trudy Styler

There will be a race for the lead roles in this drama, after the first series created starring vehicles for Cuba Gooding Jr as OJ, David Schwimmer as his friend Robert Kardashian, and John Travolta as the lawyer Robert Shapiro.

Deadline reports that the second season, which concentrates on Hurricane Katrina, is yet to be filmed, but preparations are already being made to film ‘Versace/Cunanan’, to be based on the book ‘Vulgar Favors’ by writer Maureen Orth.

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