FX is adding to the cast of American Crime Story. Ricky Martin has boarded the anthology drama series from Ryan Murphy for its third season, subtitled Versace, TVWise has learned.
Versace: American Crime Story tells the true story of the murder of Gianni Versace in 1997. Martin will play Antonio D’Amico, the longtime partner of murdered fashion designer Gianni Versace.
Ricky Martin is the latest addition to a cast that includes Edgar Rarmirez (Vantage Point) as Gianni Versace, Penélope Cruz (Pirates Of The Caribbean) as his sister Donatella and Darren Criss (Glee, The Flash) as serial killer Andrew Cunanan.
American Crime Story is produced by FX Productions and Fox 21 Television Studios, with Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson serving as executive producers. Filming on season two is set to commence later this month for an early 2018 premiere. Production of the third season, Katrina, is already underway for a late 2018 premiere and will continue as filming on season two continues. A fourth season focussing on the Monica Lewisnky scandal is already being developed.
The show’s first season, The People Vs. O.J. Simpson, initially aired in the UK on BBC Two, with Netflix UK subsequently taking the SVOD rights as part of a global deal between the streaming service and Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution. This far, the BBC has been unable to confirm whether or not they will exercise the option they have on the show’s second season or if, as is rumoured, they were only on-board for the OJ-centric season. Netflix UK’s deal is a long-term one, however, and I’m told they will remain the exclusive SVOD broadcaster irrespective of the BBC’s position.