The American Crime Story season 3 cast its lead stars for the Versace storyline with Edgar Ramirez and Darren Criss. However, fans of the former Glee star should be prepared to see him in his darkest role to date.
American Crime Story season 3 will center on the death of Gianni Versace. The Italian fashion designer and founder of the Versace brand met his sudden death in 1997 at the hands of Andrew Cunanan.
American Crime Story chronicles his assassination in ten episodes for its third season. Fans can expect its premiere date sometime in 2018 right after Katrina: American Crime Story season 2.
Meet the American Crime Story Season 3 Cast
Starring as Gianni Versace is Venezuelan actor Edgar Ramirez. This will be his first major role on television according to Screen Rant. His movie credits include The Girl on the Train and Point Break.
Darren Criss will play the role of Versace’s assassin. The actor is no stranger to working with Ryan Murphy. Yet his character on the American Crime Story season 3 would be his most infamous considering the context.
Criss became a household name when he appeared on Fox’s megahit Glee, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He also had a brief stint on American Horror Story–another Ryan Murphy production.
Recently, he signed up for The CW’s musical crossover of Supergirl and The Flash. While he plays the role of the Big Bad Music Meister, his villainy might be no match to a real life murderer.
The respective roles of Ramirez and Criss are a big departure from what they have done in the past. Yet, it could possibly bode well for their careers in the future considering the enthusiasm for American Crime Story season 1.
What We Know about American Crime Story Season 3 So Far
American Crime Story season 3 is based on the book of Vanity Fair writer Maureen Orth titled Vulgar Favors. Production reportedly begins in March and will happen alongside that of Katrina.
The manner by which Versace died shocked the world. In July 1997, Andrew Cunanan killed the legendary designer at the steps of the latter’s Miami Beach mansion. Versace was his fifth and final victim.
Eight days later and with the police close to arresting him, Cunanan killed himself. His motives for the murders remain unknown to date. However, hearsay suggests he envied Versace’s popularity and aspired to be a gay icon.
Image source: Facebook/Darren Criss