American actor, Darren Criss, star of the upcoming FX Originals series The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, visited Sydney last week to promote the launch of the highly anticipated series on Foxtel.
The second instalment of the acclaimed, award-winning American Crime Story anthology series, The Assassination of Gianni Versace, will be available to stream on Foxtel from Thursday, 24 May and will screen at 8:30pm AEST on showcase, the new home of FX Originals.
Best known for playing Blaine Anderson on Twentieth Century Fox Television’s global phenomenon, Glee, Emmy®-nominated Darren Criss has scored acclaimed reviews for his captivating portrayal of spree-killer, Andrew Cunanan, in the series.
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story profiles spree-killer Andrew Cunanan (Darren Criss), whose cross-country path of destruction earns him a spot on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted List, before his murder of international fashion icon Gianni Versace (Edgar Ramirez) on the steps of Versace's South Beach residence in 1997. Based on the book Vulgar Favors by Maureen Orth, the series examines how cultural homophobia and prejudice delayed law enforcement’s search for Cunanan, as well as Versace’s relationship with his sister and muse Donatella (Penélope Cruz). The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story is a story of failed ambition and how the pursuit of an “American Dream” ended in murder and suicide.
Don’t miss the exclusive video interview for MCN above where Criss talks about making the series and what it means to him. You can also check out the official trailer for the series on the showcase website here.
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