American Crime Story season 3 will focus on Gianni Versace murder

The anthology series has been renewed months before its second run begins filming

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A third season of American Crime Story has been renewed before its second has even begun.

The anthology series will turn its attentions to the murder of Gianni Versace for season 3 taking inspiration from the book Vulgar Favours by Maureen Orth.

Deadline reports Versace/Cunanan has an A-list actor lined up to play the fashion designer's sister Donatella who took over the fashion label following his death. 

Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk serve as executive producers of the FX series which debuted earlier this year with The People vs OJ Simpson which starred Cuba Gooding, Jr, Sarah Paulson and Courtney B Vance; the latter two won Emmys for the role last month with the series taking home eight more trophies including Best Limited Series.

Season 2 is currently in development with the focus placed on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

American Crime Story is one of three properties Murphy and Falchuk have on the go; they're also steering American Horror Story which is midway through its sixth run, "Roanoke", and Scream Queens which is currently on its second season.

It's assumed the project has been given the green light by the Versace house unlike the new biopic starring fashion enthusiast Antonio Banderas which will begin filming this December.

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