Ryan Murphy loves the macabre. With the latest season of American Horror Story done and dusted, his next project, the second season of American Crime Story, is on its way. The first season, The People vs. O.J. Simpson, focused on the murders of Nicole Brown and Ron Simpson and was both a hit and a mega award winner for Murphy. Season two, The Assassination of Gianni Versace, is about the murder of the fashion icon at the hands of twisted fan Andrew Cunanan.

Starring 脡dgar Ram铆rez as Versace, Penelope Cruz as his sister Donatella Versace, Glee鈥檚 Darren Criss as killer Cunanan, and Ricky Martin as Versace鈥檚 partner,聽Antonio D鈥橝mico, the show leads up to Versace鈥檚 murder on the steps of his Miami villa in 1997.

It will also delve into the two main players鈥 backstories. Cunanan was a spree killer, murdering four people between April and June 1997. After his first few killings, he was added to the FBI鈥檚 10 Most Wanted List. He eventually landed in Miami, where he hid 鈥渋n plain sight鈥 using his own name before setting his sights on the designer. Shortly after he killed Versace, he killed himself, ending the manhunt.

Murphy based the series on the true crime book Vulgar Favors: Andrew Cunanan, Gianni Versace and the Biggest Failed Manhunt in American History. And while fans of American Crime Story are excited for the show to drop January 17 on FX, not everyone is singing Murphy鈥檚 praises.

Versace鈥檚 partner of 15 years is angry with the show鈥檚 portrayal of the death of his love. D鈥橝mico slammed the series back in July for the creative license it took when filming the moment Versace鈥檚 body was found. 鈥淭he picture of Ricky Martin holding the body in his arms is ridiculous,鈥 D鈥橝mico told The Observer. 鈥淢aybe it鈥檚 the director鈥檚 poetic license, but that is not how I reacted.鈥

鈥淭he house had stained glass windows, so we couldn鈥檛 see what had happened from inside, so we had to open the gate,鈥 he recalled. 鈥淚 saw Gianni lying on the steps, with blood around him. At that point, everything went dark. I was pulled away, I didn鈥檛 see any more.鈥

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