Giovanni Maria “Gianni” Versace was a famous Italian fashion designer who was shot and killed on the morning of the 15th of July in 1997. He was murdered by Andrew Cunanan, a 27-year-old murderer in the midst of a spree kill that landed him on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted List. But after gunning down the fashion legend on the steps in front of his Miami Beach mansion, Cunanan committed suicide and took his motives and any reason for the senseless violence with him.
Now, the Emmy Award-winning American Crime Story is tackling the case with its upcoming The Assassination of Gianni Versace. Slated to premiere on FX on Wednesday, January 17, at 10 p.m. ET, the 10-episode true crime dramatization will star Edgar Ramirez (Gianni Versace), Darren Criss (Andrew Cunanan), Penelope Cruz (Donatella Versace), and Ricky Martin (Antonio D’Amico).
Watch the official trailer: