October 18, 2016
FX is doubling down on American Crime Story and has renewed the anthology series for a third season well ahead of its Season 2 premiere, which has yet to set a premiere date. The good news comes following a strong debut outing for American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson earlier this year, which garnered impressive ratings and high critical praise, including multiple Emmy Award wins.
Today's Season 3 order will set the series' focus on the 1997 assassination of famed designer Gianni Versace, who was killed in front of his Miami Beach mansion by serial killer Andrew Cunanan, who committed suicide eight days later.
We already know that Season 2 will focus on the events surrounding Hurricane Katrina and its devastating effects on the city of New Orleans. Word is that both upcoming seasons will film concurrently early next year, with Season 2 airing later in 2017 and Season 3 in 2018.