First Look: The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Entertainment Weekly has the first behind-the-scenes look at The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, set to premiere in early 2018 on FX. 

Edgar Ramirez, Penelope Cruz, Ricky Martin, and Darren Criss star in the Ryan Murphy drama, which comes on the heels of his Emmy award winning The People vs O.J. Simpson. Murphy tells EW:

“I kept going back to Versace because it was different from O.J. tonally,” says the executive producer, sitting on the back patio of Casa Casuarina. “It was a manhunt and it takes place all over the country.” And just as the O.J. Simpson trial was a lens through which to examine racism, Murphy sees the Versace murder as a chance to do the same with sexuality and homophobia in the ’90s. “The more I had read about it, the more I was startled by the fact that Cunanan really was only allowed to get away with it because of homophobia,” says Murphy. “There was this great apathy about it, and I think part of that was because it seemed like gay people were disposable in our culture.”

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And, just because, here's Ricky Martin in the series:

(H/T: Boy Culture)