According to The Live Feed, FX is pulling a bit of a switcheroo with the next two seasons of “American Crime Story“. The true crime anthology series debuted last year with “The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”, but is sitting out 2017 due to production delays on its planned second season, “Katrina“. It was announced awhile ago that the series would fire back in 2018 with two new seasons, the second being “The Assassination of Gianni Versace“.
Both were intended to shoot this year, but further delays have now pushed production on “Katrina” to early 2018. As a result, “The Assassination of Gianna Versace” will move up its timetable and become the second season of the series. “Assassination” has been penned by Tom Rob Smith, with Ryan Murphy producing and directing the pilot. “Assassination” will star Edgar Ramirez as ‘Gianni Versace’, Penelope Cruz as ‘Donatella Versace’, Darren Criss as ‘Andrew Cunanan’, Ricky Martin as ‘Antonio D’Amico’, Max Greenfield as ‘Santo Versace’, and Annaleigh Ashford in an undisclosed role.
Assuming the cast for “Katrina” remains intact, it will star Annette Bening as ‘Kathleen Blanco’, Matthew Broderick as ‘Michael D. Brown’, and Dennis Quaid as ‘George W. Bush’. Sarah Paulson, Courtney B. Vance, and Cuba Gooding, Jr. have also been cast in prominent roles. That said, this latest delay could cause dropouts, depending on the current commitments of the talent listed.
A fourth season is already in developed. Currently untitled it will focus on the Clinton Administration’s Monica Lewinsky scandal. The season is expected to cover both the affair between President Bill Clinton and Lewinsky, as well as the scandal and national fallout that occurred in its wake. Jeffrey Toobin’s book A Vast Conspiracy is expected to be utilized for source material. The Lewinsky season is not expected to arrive until 2019.
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