Darren Criss Joins American Crime Story Season About Versace Murder

If you’re in his good books, an actor could probably make a living just working on Ryan Murphy projects. The 51-year-old uber producer loves to keep it in the family. Once again, he’s rehired a former employee to star in one of his many projects.

Darren Criss became a household name thanks to his breakout role in Glee. When the series ended, he made a brief appearance in Murphy’s American Horror Story: Hotel as an annoying hipster who was murdered. This time around, he’ll be the one doing the killing.

The 30-year-old actor is set to play Andrew Cunanan, the man who infamously murdered designer Gianni Versace on the footsteps of his Miami mansion. His killing spree of five individuals ended when Cunanan committed suicide. Sadly, it was before police could figure out his motive for Versace’s death.


Criss isn’t the only cast member announced. Edgar Ramirez (Point Break, Joy) has been tapped to play the Italian designer. Great casting picks on both parts if you ask me.

The Versace season will reportedly air after American Crime Story: Katrina. Recently, it was announced Annette Bening was cast to play Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco for that cycle. Both seasons are expected to air in 2018.

What do you think of Criss and Ramirez being selected to play Cunanan and Versace respectively? Solid choices or completely off the mark? Weigh in below.