Matt Bomer, who may be most familiar from his role as Neal Caffrey on White Collar, is a regular collaborator with Ryan Murphy. The two have worked together on Glee, American Horror Story: Freakshow, American Horror Story: Hotel, The New Normal and the Normal Heart. Murphy has now lured Bomer to another one of his series, American Crime Story: Versace… but as a director not as an actor.
This will be Bomer’s directorial debut as he helms the eight episode of the FX’s Emmy-winning anthology series. While the first season focused on the O.J. Simpson trial, Murphy told TVLine that the second season is very different stylistically:
O.J. was a much more interior show. We spent so much time in that courthouse. Here, we really go across the country. It’s a manhunt season… it has a great breadth and a great scope.
American Crime Story: Versace will to debut in January and centers on the 1997 murder of fashion designer Gianni Versace (Edgar Ramirez) by serial killer Andrew Cunanan (Darren Criss).
Bomer is coming off of the Amazon Prime series The Last Tycoon where he played eccentric filmmaker Monroe Stahr opposite Lily Collins and Kelsey Grammar. The series was not picked up for a second season.