American Crime Story was one of the year's best TV series (look at that photo above, and now imagine that multiplied by 1,000,000; that's how awesome it was), so of course we're all very curious about where the show's headed in its future seasons.
We already knew that American Crime Story's second season would deal with the Hurricane Katrina disaster, but it's now been announced that FX has picked the series up for a third season, which will film pretty much concurrently with its second.
The subject of season three? Take it away, Deadline:
"...the title of the new 10-episode installment will be Versace/Cunanan and will examine the shocking July 1997 assassination of legendary designer Gianni Versace on the steps of his Miami Beach mansion by sociopath and serial killer Andrew Cunanan, who eight days later killed himself in a house boat as the Miami Dade police force moved in to capture him. Versace was his fifth and final victim."
Real talk: an entire season of American Crime Story centered around Hurricane Katrina does not set my world on fire, but an entire season of American Crime Story centered around the murder spree of Andrew Cunanan? Definitely setting my world on fire. There's potential there for some truly weird, sleazy, explosive stuff, and I'm very curious to see what this team does with the story.
Deadline says this third season will be based on Vanity Fair writer Maureen Orth's Vulgar Favors, and that production on the season has been accelerted following the glowing reception received by the scripts Tom Rob Smith turned in for the season's first two episodes.
All of this sounds good to us, and we'll be keeping an ear to the ground for updates. Stay tuned (and for the love of god, catch up with American Crime Story: The People VS OJ Simpson at your earliest convenience; you will not believe how great that show is).