17 Things to Know About ‘American Crime Story’ Season 3 & Versace’s Murder

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17 Things to Know About ‘American Crime Story’ Season 3 & Versace’s Murder

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17 Things to Know About ‘American Crime Story’ Season 3 & Versace’s Murder

American Crime Story Season 3 is coming, Ryan Murphy fans.

The upcoming installment, titled The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, will delve into the 1997 murder of famed fashion designer Gianni Versace by serial killer Andrew Cunanan.

Take a look at the gallery here to find out what we already know about the upcoming season and the grisly killing that will inspire it.

17 Things to Know About ‘American Crime Story’ Season 3 & Versace’s Murder
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Tensions will run high

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Tensions will run high

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“I was always very moved and freaked out by the Versace assassination,” Ryan told fans at PopFest. “And I thought it was a really great story to do because it’s a manhunt season.”

Season 3 will explore how serial killer Andrew “got away with being undetected.”

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Things might get emotional

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Things might get emotional

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Writer Ryan seems extremely connected to Versace’s untimely killing.

“The tragedy of the Versace murder was that it should not have happened,” the producer says. “He should have been caught by then.

“But he wasn’t caught because he was targeting gay people, and people didn’t care.”

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Season 3 will be ready very soon

Season 3 will be ready very soon

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Versace will start filming in April 2017, months before Season 2 even begins production that June.

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Andrew murdered at least five men in just a few months

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Andrew murdered at least five men in just a few months

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Andrew, 27, went on a serial killing spree throughout the United States in 1997.

He found his first known victim in Minneapolis before he went on to Chicago and eventually South Beach, Miami, where Versace died.

It is suspected some of the men were friends of Andrew’s who had paid him for sex at one time.

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Andrew was a prostitute

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Andrew was a prostitute

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The infamous criminal was a San Francisco gay gigolo — AKA a “rent boy” — before ending up on the FBI Most Wanted list.

“He tracked possible sugar daddies with care and would say with a pout that he didn’t know whether to fly to New York or Paris for dinner,” writes Vanity Fair scribe Maureen Orth, whose book will inspire Versace.    

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Andrew was obsessed with S&M porn

Andrew was obsessed with S&M porn

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Andrew’s former roommate Erik Greenman seems haunted by the man’s use of pornography.

“[He] had such extreme taste in sex — S&M-wise — he’d need privacy,” Erik says. “It was way past normal. Whether it’d be whips or make him walk around in shackles — who knows?”

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Andrew constantly changed his appearance

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Andrew constantly changed his appearance

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Versace’s murderer stayed at Miami hotel Normandy Plaza up until the Saturday before his final slaying.

“I think he wore wigs,” night manager Ramón Gómez reveals, saying the young man’s hair would go from straight to curly, jet black to white, from day to day.

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Andrew murdered Versace in front of his home

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Andrew murdered Versace in front of his home

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The 50-year-old fashion icon was opening the gate to his Miami estate when Andrew shot him twice in the back of the head on July 15, 1997, spilling his blood onto the coral-colored pavement.

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Versace and Andrew may have known each other

Versace and Andrew may have known each other

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A friend of Andrew’s claims he saw the killer in a San Francisco white chauffeured car with his celebrity victim and socialite Harry de Wildt.

Harry, however, denies the 1990 event ever happened. Still, the FBI expects Andrew and Versace had crossed paths at some time.

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Andrew shot himself to death

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Andrew shot himself to death

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Police began closing in on Andrew and his houseboat hideaway about a week after Versace’s murder. He committed suicide by shooting himself in the head on July 23, 1997.

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Police still don’t know Andrew’s motives

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Police still don’t know Andrew’s motives

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It was believed Andrew began his career as a serial killer due to an HIV/AIDS diagnosis, but an autopsy proved he was HIV-negative at the time of his death.

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Darren Criss will play Season 3's villain

Darren Criss will play Season 3's villain

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The Glee alum will star in AHS Season 3 as serial killer Andrew.

While the role is a huge departure from McKinley High’s Blaine, Darren couldn’t be happier, tweeting, “Needless to say, very excited and grateful to be working with my friend @MrRPMurphy again.”

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Edgar Ramirez will star as Versace

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Edgar Ramirez will star as Versace

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Edgar will lead the show as the legendary designer.

Although the Venezuelan actor is a Murphyverse newbie, he has starred in lots of big screen productions, including Joy, The Girl on the Train, and Matthew McConaughey’s Gold.

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Penelope Cruz will play Donatella

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Penelope Cruz will play Donatella

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The Hollywood Reporter says this actress, an Academy Award winner for her role in Vicky Christina Barcelona, will play Donatella, the sister of Gianni who took over the business after his death.

Lady Gaga was rumored to be taking on that role, especially as she’s a close friend of Donatella's, but Ryan Murphy shot down that idea in January.

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Ricky Martin is taking on Antonio

Ricky Martin is taking on Antonio

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According to Deadline, pop star Ricky Martin will play Antonio D’Amico, Versace’s longtime partner. Ricky previously appeared on Glee, another Ryan Murphy show.

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It is filming at Versace’s mansion

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It is filming at Versace’s mansion

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As TMZ reports, the production is spending nearly all May filming at Gianni Versace’s old mansion — the site of his murder — which is now a luxury boutique hotel called The Villa Casa Casuarina.

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Max Greenfield has a role

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Max Greenfield has a role

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New Girl star Max Greenfield is reconvening with Ryan Murphy for American Crime Story — as the producer revealed on Instagram via this photo of Max with Darren Criss — though there are no details available on the role he‘s playing.

Max previously appeared in American Horror Story: Hotel, another one of Ryan's projects.

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American Crime Story Season 3 is coming, Ryan Murphy fans.

The upcoming installment, titled The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, will delve into the 1997 murder of famed fashion designer Gianni Versace by serial killer Andrew Cunanan.

Take a look at the gallery here to find out what we already know about the upcoming season and the grisly killing that will inspire it.