It’s sooner than you may think…
The second season of American Crime Story has finally received a premiere date in the UK, and you’ll be very pleased to know you won’t have long to wait.
Sub-titled The Assassination of Gianni Versace, the season will air 28 February at 9pm on BBC Two, following on from the success of The People Vs OJ Simpson.
Starring Edgar Ramirez, Penelope Cruz, Ricky Martin and Darren Criss, the season tells the story of the death of legendary fashion designer Gianni Versace, who was murdered by Andrew Cunanan on the steps of his home in 1997.
Criss – who plays serial killer Andrew – has received universal acclaim for his portrayal so far, with some critics declaring his performance the best of his career.
The show has received highly positive reviews so far from fans and critics, but it hasn’t been as well received by those who knew the fashion designer.
Gianni’s long-time partner Antonio D’Amico – portrayed by Ricky Martin in the show – is less than happy, calling the series a “misrepresentation” of facts.
“Significant parts of the [series] on Gianni Versace’s murder do not reflect the reality of the events that took place,” he explained to People.
“I feel – together with those who know me well – that my character […] is a misrepresentation of myself and what our relationship was like.”
Antonio isn’t the only person portrayed in the show to take issue with the way they were represented, as Gianni’s family released a statement early in January calling the series “bogus” and a “distorted” version of the truth.
Ryan Murphy, the show’s creator, later defended his work to Entertainment Weekly, arguing that it is “not a work of fiction” as the Versace family suggested, and is instead based on a “dissected and vetted” non-fiction book by Maureen Orth.
Watch the trailer below.