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(Updated on July 31, 2017)
Format: Scripted limited series.
Summary: This show focuses on the use of a new way of profiling that the FBI used to catch the Unabomber Ted Kaczynski, who is played by Paul Bettany. Sam Worthington plays FBI agent Jim Fitzgerald and Jane Lynch plays Attorney General Janet Reno. See the trailer here.
Pictured above is a young Andrew Cunanan (on the left) with his teacher Dr. Otto Mower and fellow student Mathew Rifat at The Bishop’s School in San Diego, California.
Andrew Cunanan was an American spree killer who murdered five people in a three-month long spree.
Cunanan was added to the FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list after the brutal murder of 72-year-old Lee Miglin, his third victim. He became famously known for the murder of fashion designer Gianni Versace. It was on July 15, 1997, at approximately 8:30 a.m. when Cunanan suprised Versace at his Villa at Lake Como, Florida and shot him twice in the head. Eight days after murdering Versace, Cunanan shot himself with a .40 caliber pistol, the same gun he used for three of his victims. It remains a mystery as to why Cunanan went on a killing spree.
DARREN CRISS ON PLAYING HIS FIRST FILIPINO ROLE AS VERSACE’S INFAMOUS KILLER
Next year, the headline-grabbing story of the 1997 assassination of legendary designer Gianni Versace, will be dramatized in the FX TV show “American Crime Story.” Playing Versace’s infamous Filipino killer Andrew Cunanan is Glee star and StarKid theatre company founder Darren Criss. Yong Chavez spoke with the half-Filipino actor singer about his role on Showbiz Tonight.
The Taurus .40 caliber pistol Andrew Cunanan used to kill fashion designer Gianni Versace and two other victims with. On July 23, 1997, Cunanan eventually decided to shoot himself with the same pistol after going on a three-month killing spree that took the lives of five people.
Ryan Murphy has lured frequent muse Matt Bomer to the American Crime Story franchise — but, in a twist, the White Collar alum will not be flexing his acting muscle.
TVLine has learned that Bomer, who has worked with Ryan on Glee, American Horror Story (Freak Show and Hotel), The New Normal and The Normal Heart, will head behind the camera to direct an episode of American Crime Story: Versace. According to sources, Bomer will helm Episode 8. This will mark Bomer’s directorial debut.
The second installment of FX’s Emmy-winning anthology — slated to debut in January — centers on the 1997 murder of fashion designer Gianni Versace (Edgar Ramirez) by serial killer Andrew Cunanan (Glee‘s Darren Criss). Murphy recently told reporters that Versace is a much different series then O.J., stylistically. “O.J. was a much more interior show,” he explained. “We spent so much time in that courthouse. Here, we really go across the country. It’s a manhunt season… it has a great breadth and a great scope.”
Bomer most recently starred in the Amazon drama The Last Tycoon, which was cancelled last month after one season.