‘Versace: American Crime Story’ Pushed Up to Season 2 as FX Delays ‘Katrina’

Ryan Murphy’s limited series about the fashion family and the murder of Gianni Versace will launch in 2018

Last Updated: June 13, 2017 @ 4:32 PM

FX is flipping the order for the next two seasons of its “American Crime Story” anthology series.

“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” has been moved up to be the second run of the network’s limited series franchise. Production of “Versace” began in April, and it is set to debut in early 2018.

“Katrina: American Crime Story,” which had been previously announced as Season 2, will now serve as the third installment, with production beginning in early 2018.

Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Brad Falchuk and Tom Rob Smith are executive producers for “Versace.”

Murphy directed the premiere episode of “Versace” from a script by Smith. The 10-episode season, centering on the murder of Gianni Versace by serial killer Andrew Cunanan, stars Darren Criss (Cunanan), Edgar Ramirez (Versace), Penelope Cruz (Donatella Versace) and Ricky Martin (Antonio D’Amico).

Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions are behind the project. 

The first season of the heralded project, “The People v. O.J. Simpson,” launched in February 2016 and won nine Emmys, including outstanding limited series.