The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story’s new photos show that the excess is in full swing


The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story has another cast full of stars, and the aesthetic revealed in the new photos is great.

Since it’s been almost a year since the last season of American Crime Story aired, it’s hard to keep remembering what’s next on the docket for Ryan Murphy. However, earlier this month, seasons 2 and 3 flipped positions. That is, now, our next season is The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story. Meanwhile, the season on Hurricane Katrina has moved back to presumably 2019 or, perhaps more likely, 2020.

The first season, The People vs. O.J. Simpson, did a lot to capture the aesthetics of the era. And with Versace, Murphy has the chance to capture another side of the ’90s. (Andrew Cunanan killed Versace in 1997.) So, not only will this second season move forward a few years, it’ll also move to a new location. As the linked biography notes, Versace was living in Miami at the time.

If you’ve any familiarity with the general Versace aesthetic of bold patterns, the new photos released by Entertainment Weekly should look pretty familiar to you.

Here’s Penelope Cruz as Donatella Versace, Gianni’s sister (and still the head designer for the label):

We’ve seen this dress before in earlier previews, but this is a better look at it. Also, how elaborate is this mansion? Actually, looking at some photos of the Casa Casuarina, this seems about right.

Ricky Martin has the role of Antonio D’Amico, Gianni Versace’s boyfriend:

Finally, here’s Edgar Ramirez as the man himself:

The gallery also includes a look at Darren Criss as Cunanan, who killed Versace, and even shows him in a photo with Nico Evers-Swindell and Annaleigh Ashford, only identified as “Phil” and “Elizabeth”, respectively, by the photos.

After The People vs. O.J. Simpson did so well, especially at the Emmys, the pressure’s on to deliver another great series.

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If these photos are any indication, we don’t have much to worry about.