American Crime Story
Ryan Murphy's anthology series American Crime Story has been renewed for a third season, revealing that the future instalment will centre around the murder of legendary fashion designer Gianni Versace 20th Television / FX

Having scooped up nine Primetime Emmys just last month, including best limited series for The People v. OJ Simpson, Ryan Murphy's anthology drama series American Crime Story has been renewed for a third season by FX. The future instalment will reportedly be titled Versace/Cunanan, revealing that the 10-episode run will examine the murder of Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace outside his home in Miami Beach in July 1997.

According to Deadline, and as the name of the season suggests, the show will also take a close look at serial killer Andrew Cunanan, who shot Versace and killed himself eight days later. It is believed that Versace, 50, was his final victim and that the 27-year-old murdered at least four other people in the days leading up to Versace's assassination.

The storyline will closely follow the book Vulgar Favors by Vanity Fair writer Maureen Orth, first published in 1999. London Spy scribe Tom Rob Smith is already set to pen the first two episodes and supposedly multiple subsequent episodes.

The show's eagerly-anticipated second season is scheduled to air sometime in 2017. While The People v. OJ Simpson focused on the high-profile court case, the second season will centre on a natural disaster; Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and its aftermath.

It will be based on Douglas Brinkley's book, The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Naomi Campbell and Gianni Versace
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As it stands, the cast are currently unconfirmed. However, it's expected that Sarah Paulson (who is a frequent collaborator of Murphy's), Cuba Gooding Jr and John Travolta, who starred in the first season, are likely to return. The second and third season will likely film simultaneously, state Deadline.

Murphy, who received an Emmy nomination for his work on the opener of The People v. OJ Simpson, is expected to direct the first episodes of both upcoming seasons.

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