One of the things that I love about covering very cool geek shows like American Horror Story: Cult is that you’re usually going to find yourself surprised by a trailer or commercial for something you weren’t expecting. Such was the case last night during the season premiere of Cult, as FX released a 20-second preview for ‘The Assassination of Gianni Versace,’ the subject of American Crime Story Season 2.
Though the clip doesn’t offer viewers any new views of our principal players, the combination of Versace’s mansion, doves and gunshots does an effective job of giving viewers a sense of creator Ryan Murphy‘s tone and approach to the second season:
American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace examines the murder of fashion designer Gianni Versace (Edgar Ramirez) and the manhunt for serial murderer Andrew Cunanan (Darren Criss), who killed Versace on the front steps of his Miami Beach home. The media firestorm surrounding the murder would create a climate of fear, anger and mistrust throughout the Miami, Florida, area for the next eight days. Cunanan eventually committed suicide and his body was discovered on a houseboat eight days later. The series also stars Penelope Cruz as Donatella Versace and singer Ricky Martin as Versace’s partner, Antonio D’Amico.
American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace is expected to premiere on FX in early 2018.