February 16, 2017 at 3:06 pm EDT | by Mariah Cooper
Darren Criss cast as Andrew Cunanan in ‘American Crime Story’
(Screenshot via YouTube.)

(Screenshot via YouTube.)

Darren Criss has been cast as serial killer Andrew Cunanan in “Versace: American Crime Story,” Variety reports.

The season will feature 10 episodes about the 1997 murder of fashion designer Gianni Versace. Venezuelan actor Edgar Ramirez (“The Girl on the Train”) will play Versace. Casting is still unconfirmed for Gianni’s sister Donatella.

“Versace: American Crime Story” is based on the book “Vulgar Favors” by Maureen Orth. It chronicles Versace’s murder outside his Miami Beach mansion by Cunanan and Cunanan’s motivations for the assassination. Cunanan committed suicide eight days after Versace’s murder.

This will be the third installment of Ryan Murphy’s critically acclaimed “American Crime Story,” following the second season focused on Hurricane Katrina. Both series are expected to premiere in 2018.

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  • Hope you include the outrageous reporting by Tom Brokaw who used the term “Homicidal Homosexual” when reporting the story on the NBC evening news! I found that highly offensive and he has NEVER apologized for it!

    I lost all respect for him as a journalist and person following that comment then and further when he could not be objective when reporting on marriage equality making his feelings against it pretty obvious.

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