BBC Two has acquired second instalment of anthology series American Crime Story which, in its debut season, looked at the trial of O.J. Simpson.
This time around the drama looks at the events surrounding the death of legendary fashion designer Gianni Versace and stars Edgar Ramirez as Versace, Penelope Cruz as Donatella Versace (above), Darren Criss as serial killer Andrew Cunanan, and Ricky Martin as Versace’s longtime partner Antonio D’Amico.
The series was written by Tom Rob Smith, creator of spy drama London Spy, and will be shown by the channel in 2018.
Patrick Holland, Controller of BBC Two, said: “I am thrilled that another season of American Crime Story is coming to BBC Two.
“Ryan Murphy and his team created something truly special with The People vs O.J Simpson, winning a much merited Bafta amongst a host of other awards.
‘With British writer Tom Rob Smith, one of the most exciting talents in television drama, across season two, The Assassination of Gianni Versace promises to be captivating viewing.”
Sue Deeks, Head of BBC Programme Acquisition, said: “With The People v. O.J. Simpson, the brilliant Ryan Murphy and his team crafted a unique and utterly compelling television event which managed to get the nation talking once more about one of the biggest cases in history.
“It is with great anticipation that we welcome the next instalment of the American Crime Story franchise.”
“We couldn’t be more delighted that American Crime Story will continue on BBC Two, the next instalment of the anthology is sure to delight and captivate audiences in 2018,” added David Smyth, Senior Vice President, Sales and Development EMEA and Managing Director, UK, Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution.