Grab Your Calendars: We Have A Premiere Date For The Assassination Of Gianni Versace

Credit: FX

It’s the news that fans of true crime, Ryan Murphy series, fashion, and for us at 4YE – Darren Criss, have been eagerly anticipating… the premiere date for the second season of Murphy’s latest anthology series American Crime Story. So grab your 2018 calendars now and get ready to clear your Wednesday nights.

Following a burst of little teasers from FX over the past few weeks, the cable network announced today (November 1) when American Crime Story will return to our screens. Premiering Wednesday January 17, we will all start investigating what led to the assassination of fashion designer extraordinaire, Gianni Versace. The Assassination of Gianni Versace revolves around the 1997 slaying of Versace by Andrew Cunanan, who went on a bit of a killing spree across the US in the middle of 1997 before turning his gun on himself as law enforcement closed in on him eight days after the Versace murder. Edgar Ramirez stars as Versace, with Criss taking on Cunanan. Also rounding out the main cast is Ricky Martin as Versace’s long-time partner Antonio D’Amico and Penelope Cruz as his sister Donatella.

Originally set to be the series’ third season, Versace will air almost two years after the award-winning first season, The People v. O.J. Simpson debuted. The Hurricane Katrina season is now planned to air later in 2018 as the anthology’s third season.

The announcement was marked with the release of a new poster (see above) and another teaser. As with the previous teasers, this one featuring Ramirez and Criss, shows the opulence, grandeur, and horror that we can expect from this season. As a bonus we get Criss in THAT speedo again. From everything that has been released about this season, it is shaping up to one of spring’s must-see shows.

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story premieres at 10/9c on FX on January 17, 2018.

Clare Sidoti
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