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'American Crime Story' gets renewed for third season

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

Director Ryan Murphy's "American Crime Story" has been renewed for a third season that will focus on the of famed designer Gianni Versace.

The new season of the FX true-crime anthology series will will explore Versace's by serial killer Andrew Cunanan in 1997, reported Deadline.

The season will be based on Maureen Orth's 1999 book "Vulgar Favors," which examines Versace's on the steps of his Miami Beach mansion and the failed manhunt for Cunanan.

The shooting for the season three will begin next year.

The show focused on the controversial murder of Nicole Brown Simpson in the first season.

Season two will tackle the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and is based on Douglas Brinkley's book, "The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Coast".

Murphy is expected to direct the first episodes for both Katrina and Versace/Cunanan. The filmmaker earned an Emmy nomination for directing episode one of the show's hit first season, "The People v O J Simpson.

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First Published: Wed, October 19 2016. 09:48 IST