The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story Poster

Air Date: January 17th, 2018

Network: FX

Series Summary
The 1997 murder of legendary fashion designer Gianni Versace by serial killer Andrew Cunanan.

Rating: TVMA

Genres: Crime, Drama

Episodes

Next Episode - Season 2, Ep. 2 : ManhuntJan 24, 2018

Andrew Cunanan arrives in Miami to stalk fashion designer Gianni Versace.

  • Season 2 - Episode 9 : Alone Mar 21, 2018

    The hunt for spree-killer Andrew Cunanan comes to a frantic end.

  • Season 2 - Episode 8 : Creator/Destroyer Mar 14, 2018

    A young Andrew Cunanan struggles with his oppressive father as a young Gianni Versace becomes a designer.

  • Season 2 - Episode 7 : Ascent Mar 7, 2018

    Andrew Cunanan leaves behind a troubled family life as Donatella Versace struggles to find her role within the Versace empire.

  • Season 2 - Episode 6 : Descent Feb 28, 2018

    Andrew Cunanan celebrates his birthday in San Diego as his life starts to fall apart.

  • Season 2 - Episode 5 : Don't Ask Don't Tell Feb 14, 2018

    Naval officer Jeffrey Trail meets Andrew Cunanan for the first time; Gianni Versace reveals his sexuality to the world.

ratings & reviews

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  • The Assassination of Gianni Versace juggles three storylines and an innovative crimes-in-reverse structure in a way that yields a disturbing character study and an assortment of strong performances. Still, through eight of the nine episodes, it isn't quite as convincing or thematically unified as The People v. O. J. Simpson. Show More

  • If you can view Cunanan not as the protagonist of Assassination, but its connective tissue, then it begins to feel more satisfying as a series of tragic vignettes about what it was like to be gay in America in the ’90s. ... But Cunanan’s just not interesting enough to support so much screen time, especially because we don’t really get to understand what makes him tick until the story’s nearly over. And even then, it’s hard to find empathy, given what we know about all the horror he inflicted. Show More

  • More saliently, the heavy-handedness slows down the story--or belies the fact that compared to “The People v. O.J. Simpson,” “The Assassination of Gianni Versace” has much less story to tell. ... But with an array of fantastic performances and an eye to exploring the complexity of contemporary queerness, American Crime Story has produced another interesting history play to chew on--one with a lingering, intriguing aftertaste. Show More

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