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Ricky Martin to Play Versace's Lover in American Crime Story Season 3

Ricky Martin is getting fitted for a pivotal role in FX’s Versace-themed American Crime Story edition.

The singer and occasional actor has signed on to play Antonio D’Amico, the longtime partner of murdered fashion designer Gianni Versace in Season 3 of Ryan Murphy’s true crime anthology series, TVLine has learned.

This marks the General Hospital alum’s most high profile acting gig since Murphy tapped him to play Will’s Spanish instructor in a 2012 episode of Glee.

The 10-episode drama centers on the July 1997 assassination of Versace on the steps of his Miami Beach mansion by serial killer Andrew Cunanan. The season will be based on the book Vulgar Favors by Vanity Fair writer Maureen Orth.

As previously reported, Venezuelan actor Édgar Rarmirez (The Bourne Ultimatum)  is set to play Versace. The cast also includes Penélope Cruz as Versace’s sister Donatella and Darren Criss as Cunanan.

Production of Versace: American Crime Story is scheduled to begin later this month and premiere in 2018.

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12 Comments
  1. Jake says:

    Can we skip the Hurricane Katrina season and go straight to this one?

  2. Wrstlgirl says:

    When is season two going to air?

  3. T.W.S.S. says:

    *Runs to Ricky Martin’s IMDB page*

  4. Versace casting is GOLD for now!

    But, what I find funny is how we barely hear of Katrina while it is supposed to be the second season x)

    • Jaysos says:

      Not that funny, they can’t start production for S2 before summer, whereas Versace is in production.
      Insurance + possibly Bening & Broderick made that necessary. They apparently missed the window last year due to a longer writing process as it’s not an adaption but “original” material. (as far as I know)

  5. Chris says:

    UNF. RMurphs, I hope you make sure Edgar and Ricky have a shirtless/nude scene every episode, AT LEAST. Give us thirsty gays what we want!

  6. Susan Harris says:

    Penelope Cruz as Donatella!! The girl’s going to be in makeup for days!!!

  7. kalli says:

    If only anyone else was Cunanan… anyone…