“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”
Premieres: Early 2018 (FX)
The real story: Famed Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace was shot and killed on July 15, 1997, while returning to his Miami Beach mansion after an early-morning errand. The 50-year-old was the fifth alleged victim of serial killer Andrew Cunanan, whom police found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound just over a week later.
The cast: Édgar Ramírez will play Versace, and Darren Criss (“Glee”) will play Cunanan. Penélope Cruz is set to play Versace’s sister Donatella, who took over the fashion empire. Ricky Martin landed the role of Versace’s longtime partner, Antonio D’Amico, who (along with Versace’s butler) found the slain designer’s body.