FX has released a red-band trailer for their upcoming series The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story. This is the second season of the American Crime Story anthology series that started with The People Vs. OJ Simpson. If you're a fan of true crime stories, then this is one that you won't want to miss.
This new trailer offers a lot more insight into the fascinating and disturbing story behind the fashion mogul's murder and the deceitful man who killed him, Andrew Cunanan.
The series is based on Maureen Orth’s "heavily researched and authenticated non-fiction bestseller "Vulgar Favors" which examined the true life crime spree of Andrew Cunanan." Here is the synopsis from the book:
Two months before Gianni Versace was murdered on the steps of his Miami Beach mansion by Andrew Cunanan, award-winning journalist Maureen Orth was investigating a major story on the serial killer for Vanity Fair. Culled from interviews with more than four hundred people and insights from thousands of pages of police reports, Orth tells the complete story of Cunanan, his unwitting victims, and the moneyed, hedonistic world in which they lived . . . and died.
In fascinating detail, she reveals how Cunanan met his superstar victim, why police and the FBI repeatedly failed to catch Cunanan, and why other victims’ families stonewalled the investigation, as well as the controversial findings of the Versace autopsy report. Here is a gripping odyssey that races across America—from California’s wealthy gay underworld to modest Midwestern homes of families mourning the loss of their sons to South Beach and its unapologetic decadence. Vulgar Favors is at once a masterwork of investigative journalism and a riveting account of a sociopath, his crimes, and the mysteries he left along the way.
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story was written by Tom Rob Smith, and producer and creator Ryan Murphy directed the premiere episode of the series, which stars Edgar Ramirez, Darren Criss, Ricky Martin and Penelope Cruz.
The series premieres tonight, January 17th on FX. Watch the trailer and let us know if you'll be tuning in to watch it.