American Crime Story: Versace gets a release date and a new trailer

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We don’t have long to wait…

The Assassination of Gianni Versace, the second season of Ryan Murphy’s critically acclaimed American Crime Story anthology series, has finally been given a premiere date after months of teasing.

Fans in the United States will be able to tune into the first new episode on Wednesday 17 January, 2018 on FX.

While there’s no word on a UK air date yet, we do know it will air on BBC Two again. Last year’s Emmy-winning season The People v. O.J. Simpson was broadcast here two weeks after its US premiere, so we’re expecting a similar timeframe.

A brand new teaser has also been released, which you can watch below.

American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace (yep, it’s a mouthful) will tell the true story of the death of legendary fashion designer Gianni, who was murdered by Andrew Cunanan on the steps of his home in 1997.

Edgar Ramirez will play Gianni in the show, and former Glee star Darren Criss will play Andrew. Elsewhere, Ricky Martin will play Gianni’s lover Antonio D’Amico, while Penélope Cruz will take on fashion giant Donatella Versace.

Part of the show has been filmed at the Miami beach mansion Villa Casa Casuarina, where Gianni lived and was killed.

If that all-star cast isn’t enough for you to get excited, perhaps the fact that Ricky filmed his first ever on-screen sex scenefor the show might do the trick.

“The exhibitionism kicked in for a moment and all of a sudden I was naked in bed in front of 20 people from the crew and another actor I met that same day,” he said of the scenes. “I was ready to do what needed to be done.”

We have a feeling we’ll be seeing plenty of Darren, too, if this naked selfie he shared during filming is anything to go by…

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