assassination of gianni versace trailer

Following up to the acclaimed first season of American Crime Story is a daunting task. How do you match the tour-de-force performance of Sarah Paulson and the tight character beats of The People v. O.J. Simpson? By leaning into the lurid, if the trailer for the second season of FX’s true-crime anthology series, titled The Assassination of Gianni Versace, is anything to go by.

The murder of Gianni Versace is embroiled in Hollywood sensationalism. He was a renowned and openly gay fashion designer who was murdered by a spree killer who was enamored with him. The American Crime Story trailer hones in on the troubled relationship between Versace (Edgar Ramirez) and his killer Andrew Cunanan (Darren Criss).

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american crime story season 2 trailer

The first season of FX’s American Crime Story, titled The People v. O.J. Simpson, was a revelation. A smash hit with audiences and critics, it swept the Emmys and was one of the must-see pop culture events of 2016. The second season has a lot to live up to.

The first American Crime Story season 2 trailer has arrived, offering our first look at The Assassination of Gianni Versace and revealing the show’s premiere date.

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FX had a huge hit on their hands with The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story, and now they’re close to uncovering their next crime saga, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime StoryA New American Crime Story images and a teaser have surfaced to give us a brief but tantalizing glimpse at what’s to come. You can see them below.

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Hanna gun

In this edition of TV Bits:

  • That Hanna TV series is definitely happening
  • Our first look at Penelope Cruz as Donatella Versace in American Crime Story
  • Jon Stewart’s HBO series goes up in smoke
  • Comedy Central’s The President Show earns more episodes
  • And more!

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big bang theory

In this edition of TV Bits:

  • The Big Bang Theory has been renewed for seasons 11 and 12.
  • MTV may be rebooting Scream with season 3.
  • Penelope Cruz has joined American Crime Story season 3.
  • Comedy Central has granted Detroiters a second season.
  • Amazon is cooking up a new comedy from the director of Sausage Party.
  • Peter Sarsgaard joins The Looming Tower.
  • NBC reveals the first trailer for Midnight, Texas.

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american crime story lewinsky scandal

2016 ended up, somehow, being the year of the O.J. Simpson trial. While O.J.: Made in America was one of the best documentaries of the year, American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson was one of the best television shows of the year, with both projects capturing the same material from different (and complementary!) angles. It was a strong start for the latest Ryan Murphy production and if future seasons maintain a similar level of quality, the show as a whole could be an all-timer.

We now know that one future season of American Crime Story will tackle another one of the most infamous moments of the ’90s: the Monica Lewinsky scandal and the impeachment of President Bill Clinton.

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FX Atlanta

It’s the TCAs this week, and that means we’ve got lots of big TV news coming our way right now. So let’s get them all taken care of right now, shall we? After the jump:

  • FX’s Atlanta won’t return until 2018.
  • FX’s American Crime Story also won’t return until 2018.
  • American Horror Story has been renewed. Yes, again.
  • ArcherThe Americans, and Feud get premiere dates.
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events gets a second season.
  • Big Little Lies and Riverdale unleash new teasers.
  • Arrested Development season 5 is “close,” supposedly.
  • Lethal Weapon casts Thomas Lennon as Joe Pesci.

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american crime story

The second season of American Crime Story hasn’t even begun filming, but it has been revealed that FX has greenlit a third season of the hit docudrama anthology series. American Crime Story Season 3 will take on the Gianni Versace murder case. Hit the jump for more details.

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The People v. O.J. Simpson Scott Alexander interview

FX’s miniseries The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story was such a sensation, they presented a second panel on it for the Television Critics Association. Now all ten episodes have aired, more than reporters got to see in advance of the premiere, and it is nominated for Emmys, so the creators and stars came back to discuss it.

At a cocktail party following the FX panel, screenwriting duo Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski got separated. I got to speak with Alexander about their work crafting the series based on Jeffrey Toobin’s book The Run of His Life and real events. I’m still obsessed with the jurors, as the episode on their sequestration seemed like the biggest tent in the whole circus. Alexander and Karaszewski have some more true story screenplays in the works, and Alexander told us the extent of their work on the Death Wish remake in our interview.  Read More »

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The People vs OJ Simpson

In light of its 14 Emmy nominations, FX had a second Television Critics Association panel for The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story after introducing the show in January. Among the panelists were Joe Robert Cole, a screenwriter who wrote pivotal episodes five and eight, chronicling the jurors’ visit to the crime scene and their epic sequestration.

After the panel, FX had a cocktail reception with its talent and we got to speak with Cole one-on-one. Cole is currently at work on the Black Panther film screenplay with co-writer/director Ryan Coogler. Cole shared in-depth details about his O.J. Simpson juror research and was open to discussing his approach to Black PantherRead More »