Naturally, Murphy is ready to play armchair psychologist.
Following the success, and riveting drama, of American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson, the American Horror Story and Feud creator returns this January with a follow-up, The Assassination of Gianni Versace, which dives into the mystery surrounding Cunanan's serial killer instincts and the events that led to his killing of a fashion icon. Written by Child 44 novelist Tom Rob Smith, the new series stars Glee's Darren Criss as Cunanan, Edgar Ramirez as Versace, Penélope Cruz as Gianni's sister, Donatella Versace, and Ricky Martin as Italian model Antonio D'Amico.
Unlike like the odd, ice-cold suspense of The People vs. O.J., directed by Murphy and penned by award-winning screenwriters Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski, The Assassination of Gianni Versace deals in the extravagance of Murphy's other work. The glitz and glamour of Miami collide with Cunanan's budget-Patrick-Bateman for a visceral portrait of crime. Will it be any good? Who knows -- but we're showing up for the premiere.