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FX Unveils Official Trailer For The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

"You're not better than me, we're the same. The only difference is that you got lucky."

Such is the view of Andrew Cunanan, the frantic serial killer who murdered five people during a three-month spree in 1997 and whose final victim was the stupendously influential fashion designer Gianni Versace. 

Well, at least that's what Darren Criss as Andrew Cunanan says in the official trailer for FX's forthcoming miniseries The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story. FX unveiled the chilling clip Tuesday night during the season finale of American Horror Story: Cult

The footage picks up where the previously released teaser trailer left off, following Cunanan fleeing from where he had just shot and killed Gianni Versace, played by Edgar Ramirez. It continues to give viewers a close-up look at Penelope Cruz's very first television role as Donatella Versace, Gianni's sister. "He was a creator, he was genius. Everything you see around us, this house, this company, was his life," she says in the trailer. "I will not let that man, that nobody... kill my brother twice."

As evidenced in the trailer, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story will chronicle Cunanan's erratic behavior, which included selling his body to older men and engaging in petty crimes and drug use, that turned lethal in April of 1997 when he killed his first victim. His streak came to screaming peak on July 15 of that year, when he murdered Versace on the steps of the fashion designer's idyllic Miami villa (now a luxury hotel called the Villa Casa Casuarina). Eight days after the killing, Cunanan committed suicide as law enforcement closed in on him. The series is said to open with the designer's murder and work backward to establish his lavish lifestyle as well as Cuanan's own life and motives for murder.

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story also stars Ricky Martin as Versace's partner Antonio D'Amico, Giovanni Cirfiera as the eldest Versace sibling Santo Versace, Annaleigh Ashford as Lizzie Cote, Nico Evers-Swindell as Phil Cote, and Finn Wittrock as Jeffrey Trail. Long-time FX creatives Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk executive produce the series alongside Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Alexis Martin Woodall, Dan Minahan, and Tom Rob Smith. Murphy directed the premiere episode, working from a script written by Smith. 

The show follows after the immense success of The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story starring Cuba Gooding Jr. and Sarah Paulson, and will debut on FX in January 2018.