FX has made a major change in the schedule for its “American Crime Story” limited series. The cable network announced that “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story,” which had previously been scheduled to be the third installment in the series, will now be the second installment.
Meanwhile, “Katrina: American Crime Story,” which had been scheduled to be next up, flips to the third cycle.
Production began in April on “Gianni Versace,” which is tentatively slated to premiere in early 2018, the network said. Production on “Katrina” is now scheduled to begin in early 2018.
The announcement did not provide a reason for flipping the two cycles of the show.
“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” is executive produced by Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Brad Falchuk and Tom Rob Smith. The series is written by Tom Rob Smith, and Murphy directed the premiere episode.
Produced by Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions, the series stars Darren Criss, Edgar Ramirez, Penelope Cruz and Ricky Martin. The series is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions.
FX’s first installment of “ACS,” “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” received 22 Emmy Award nominations and it won nine Emmys. It also won the Golden Globe, BAFTA, AFI, PGA, WGA and TCA awards.