American Crime Story Renewed for Season Three

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Even before the first season of American Crime Story aired, FX had already renewed the show for a second season to focus on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Now that the first season, telling the story of O.J. Simpson’s murder trial, has been nominated for 12 Primetime Emmys and won five including the big one, Outstanding Limited Series, it seems FX is so confident in the series that it’s already put in the order for another season.

The third season of American Crime Story will be based on the book Vulgar Favors by Maureen Orth, which investigates the motives and history of serial killer Andrew Cunanan and what led him to assassinate famed fashion designer Gianni Versace. Cunanan’s motives for killing five people, including Versace, have never been definitively established. He committed suicide eight days after Versace’s murder.

According to Deadline, network execs were so impressed with the scripts for Cunanan/Versace that they accelerated production on the season. The season will be filmed simultaneously alongside Katrina, with the first episode reportedly to be helmed by Ryan Murphy, who was nominated for an Emmy for his direction of the first episode of The People v. O.J. Simpson.

Neither Katrina nor Cunanan/Versace have air dates yet, but they are set to begin shooting in spring of 2017. If that seems too long to wait to get your American Crime Story fix, you can always rewatch season one when it hits Netflix next year.

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