The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace (2018)

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The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

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The Assassination of Versace starts with a bang and unfurls slowly, moving backward through an intricate (and occasionally convoluted) murder mystery anchored by a career-defining performance from Darren Criss.

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Critic Ratings: 98

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Episodes

Air date: Jan 17, 2018

The eyes of the world turn to Miami Beach, Fla., following the murder of fashion designer Gianni Versace.

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Air date: Jan 24, 2018

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

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Air date: Jan 31, 2018

Chicago real estate tycoon Lee Miglin is murdered in what police believe is a random killing.

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Air date: Feb 7, 2018

Minneapolis architect David Madson is forced to go on the run with Andrew Cunanan.

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Air date: Feb 14, 2018

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

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Air date: Feb 28, 2018

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

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Air date: Mar 7, 2018

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

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Air date: Mar 14, 2018

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

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Air date: Mar 21, 2018

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

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Cast & Crew

Edgar Ramírez
Gianni Versace

Actor
Darren Criss
Andrew Cunanan

Actor
Ricky Martin
Antonio D'Amico

Actor
Penélope Cruz
Donatella Versace

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Ryan Murphy
Executive Producer
Nina Jacobson
Executive Producer
Brad Simpson
Executive Producer
Brad Falchuk
Executive Producer
Alexis Martin Woodall
Executive Producer
Daniel Minahan
Executive Producer
Tom Rob Smith
Executive Producer
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  • Apr 07, 2022
    Really amazing show. Adds great drama to the killings of Andrew Cunanan while telling the story in an interesting, backwards sort of fashion. Darren Criss did a great job at portraying him, his expressions, motions, and way he talks was phenomenal acting. The characters are easy to sympathize with. I also really enjoyed the performance of Penélope Cruz. Made me cry. The scene where Andrew kept repeating "accept it" was my absolute favorite and a work of art. Definitely take the time to watch this one, as it is only 9 episodes and not a second is wasted on unnecessary dialogue. 5 stars!
  • Nov 25, 2021
    I'm not the type of person to review media or even consider my opinion noteworthy, but this is one of the most excellent things I have ever watched.
  • Sep 27, 2021
    It would have been nice to have the actors that played the Versace s to be actuall italian. The spanish accent was strong . And the story is a bit confusing. I know they are moving in different time periods but a bit weird done for me!
  • Apr 26, 2021
    A franchise that started off strong with the People v. OJ falls flat this time. Is this another season of AHS or ACS? It's hard to tell with the unnecessary padding of the story. I honestly don't know what to believe.
  • Feb 01, 2021
    A beautiful, thrilling, intricate and sad reflexion about homophobia ,mental illness and , above all, the consequences of the american dream.
  • Jan 27, 2021
    it does feel over the top, but when it comes to story about fashion and fashionista it has to be over top. other than that pretty good show. darren criss portrayal of andrew cunanan is the highlight of the show.
  • Dec 22, 2020
    Too dragged out. didn't need the backstory of every single character. should have been half the length to tell the story.
  • Dec 05, 2020
    Brilliant show. The show has a unique format of going back in time every episode (except for the finale), but I feel it worked great. The first four episodes were phenomenal. Really fascinating, but it is more of a season about Cunanan rather than Versace. All of the actors are amazing, especially Darren Criss, Edgar Ramirez, Cody Fern, and Penelope Cruz. While the first season about OJ had some great actors also, this takes it up to another level. The only flaw I have about it is that episodes 5-7 were a little slow, repetitive, and boring because of the backward format of the show. The show can get extremely tense in some episodes, so much so that it is almost like watching American Horror Story (the good parts), but it gets even scarier when you stop to think about how everything actually happened in real life. My favorite episodes were 1,2,4, and 8, but I also liked episodes 3 and 9. Also, yes it jumps around, but they don't make it very confusing. Just know that most of every episode takes place before the last except for the finale.
  • Oct 11, 2020
    Although the show seems to highlight, and incentivize the murderer of Gianni Versace (which I do not condone), its historical telling of the struggles that gay men (including Gianni Versace himself, as well as the murderer) went through during the mid 1990s, which have almost been forgotten by modern society. So, although I give the series low marks for trying to make the audience feel compassion for an insane murderer who happened to be gay, I give the series incredibly high marks for reminding us of the history that gay men (including famous men like Versace) had to endure in the mid 1990s.
  • Oct 02, 2020
    Fantastic! They do a great job of fleshing out Andrew Cunanan, and while it's easy to spot the parts where artistic interpretation was used, the story comes together beautifully. The focus on the queer nature of the crime was a little heavy, and I can see this leaving a bad taste in the mouth of LGBTQ+ people. Gianni versace was never confirmed to have HIV either, and the implication that he in fact did was a little unwarranted. Overall though, this show is definitely worth a watch and will keep you engaged throughout. Entertaining in a totally different way from the first season.

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