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The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

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Amazing seeing him as #1 on the call sheet :cry  applause


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I was thrilled to see Darren's character in this promo video (even though he is spooky as hell)!   And yea to the date being announced!

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   New LQ American Crime Story promo | 31 October 2017

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We have the date, folks!  applause
 








And another promo video.

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@Poppy wrote:I was thrilled to see Darren's character in this promo video (even though he is spooky as hell)!   And yea to the date being announced!
Yessss, I'm so excited. Here's the official version from the FX Youtube channel


and a re-upload for us non-Americans
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These teasers are so well done and effective, especially the one with the body bag. But I also really want a trailer with actual footage from the show and as I told Poppy, I have a good feeling we might get one in two weeks during the AHS finale.  :happy face waiting


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Lin, why do you think there will probably be a trailer during AHS season finale ?

Do you watch AHS Cult ?

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I'm really really impatient, so I checked when the first trailer for season 1 came out to get an idea of when we might be able to expect one for this season - it was two months before the first episode. Also they premiered the first Versace teaser during the first episode of AHS and a new one every other week since, so I'd at least expect another teaser in two weeks, but since it's the finale it just makes sense to me to pair it with a real trailer that they would probably release around that time frame anyway.
I hope they agree with my reasoning. :happy face Unless of course they want to release it earlier, I'd be okay with that too.


I watched the first episode of Cult, but I wasn't really into it. Not sure yet if I'll give it another try once it's over.


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Well, I like your reasoning :happy face

I love Cult. I can understand you don't like much the first episode because you don't get where they want to go with Trump, the clowns etc. But the next episodes are focused on the rising of the cult and you see more clearly what the threat is.

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@Lin wrote:Amazing seeing him as #1 on the call sheet  



Hey Lin, can you explain to me the significance of being the first on a call sheet for a TV show?    Thank you!





And thank you for posting both YouTube videos.  They are much better quality, and it's great that there is a video for those outside the U.S.!   I like how in this promo video, as Cunanan walks through the pool, it appears as if a trail of blood is left in his wake.  And there is the menacing music as Cunanan approaches the dozing Versace.  Darren is so good in terms of how expressive is his body language.  Just the way Cunanan walks up the pool steps to Versace, expresses the movements of a stalking predator approaching his unsuspecting prey, and then Versaces eyes shoot open at the end.   wha? 



Yes, I agree, these teasers are so effective!  I agree, I especially like the one with the body/suit bag.   You have had great instincts in the past, Lin!    And it seems you have done your research about the timing of the first trailer for Season 1 of American Crime Story and the timing of Versace promo videos released in sync with AHS episodes.  Cross fingers we get a trailer video soon!


How cool that AHS is dealing (in their own way) with the issue of Trump, Jeremy!




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Darren Criss and His Murder Speedo Are Here to Tell You That ACS: Versace Arrives in January

November 1, 2017

Ryan Murphy knows how to cut together a 30-second promo, we’ll give him that. FX has released a brief teaser featuring Darren Criss in a Speedo to remind you that The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story premieres on January 17. The series stars Edgar Ramirez as Gianni Versace, Penelope Cruz as Donatella Versace, Ricky Martin as Antonio D’Amico, and Darren Criss as the murderer Andrew Cunanan, who will apparently be wet, well-muscled, and wearing a Speedo. Okay, Ryan, we get it.







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Speedo-Clad Darren Criss Teases Ryan Murphy's 'The Assassination of Gianni Versace' (Video)

November 1, 2017

A Speedo-clad Darren Criss takes a dive into a luxurious pool in the new teaser for FX’s upcoming miniseries “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.”

Criss plays Andrew Cunanan, the young stud and spree killer who murdered the famed fashion designer Gianni Versace outside his Miami Beach home in 1997.

Ryan Murphy’s new series also stars Edgar Ramirez as Versace, Penelope Cruz as Donatella Versace and Ricky Martin as Antonio D’Amico.

“Versace” is the second installment of FX’s award-winning limited series, “American Crime Story.” The first season, “The People v. O.J. Simpson,” won 9 Emmy Awards as well as collecting Golden Globe, BAFTA, AFI, PGA, WGA and TCA awards.

Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Alexis Martin Woodall, Tom Rob Smith and Dan Minahan are executive producers.

Mystery writer Tom Rob Smith wrote the series and Murphy directed the premiere episode.

The series is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions.



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'The Assasination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story' Premiere Date Set

November 1, 2017

FX has confirmed a premiere date for the new season of American Crime Story. Season two titled The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story will air its first episode on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 10pm ET/PT. The series is executive produced by Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Brad Falchuk, Alexis Martin Woodall, Dan Minahan and Tom Rob Smith.

The Assassination of Gianni Versace stars Darren Criss (Glee, American Horror Story), Edgar Ramirez (Point Break, The Girl on the Train), Penelope Cruz (The Queen of Spain, To Rome With Love) and Ricky Martin (Dancing with the Stars). Criss plays serial killer Andrew Cunanan, Ramirez stars as Gianni Versace, Cruz is Donatella Versace, and Martin plays Antonio D’Amico.









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American Crime Story: Versace, Starring Darren Criss, Sets Premiere Date

November 1, 2017

The Assassination of Gianni Versace, the second installment of Ryan Murphy’s American Crime Story series, will premiere on FX January 17, 2018, at 10 PM ET.

The limited series features Darren Criss (Glee, Hedwig and the Angry Inch) as serial murderer Andrew Cunanan, as well as Edgar Ramirez, Penelope Cruz, Ricky Martin, and Tony winner Annaleigh Ashford. The latter plays Elizabeth Cote, a friend of Cunanan who asked him to surrender in a taped plea.






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FX Sets Premiere Date for AMERICAN CRIME STORY: VERSACE, Starring Darren Criss

Nov. 1, 2017

FX has set January 17, 2018 (10 pm/ET) as the premiere date for the second season of its anthology series AMERICAN CRIME STORY: VERSACE. The second installment will star Broadway alum Darren Criss (HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH) as serial killer Andrew Cunanan and Tony winner Annaleigh Ashford as his friend, Elizabeth Cote. Ricky Martin, Edgar Ramirez, and Penelope Cruz round out the cast.








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I found this article interesting in that actor Alex Wolff (who stars in My Friend Dahmer) echoes what Darren previously said:  "“Like, what is it about him that’s so different from me, or my next-door neighbor who seems a little bit off? That’s why people are interested in seeing the birth of things like this -- for their own comfort, for their own life. It’s very easy to write people off as monsters, but it’s more interesting to examine them as people who did horrible things.”

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A Guide to the Serial Killers (and Infamous Murderers) Taking Over Film and TV

November 3, 2017


From Jack the Ripper to John Wayne Gacy to Aileen Wuornos, the horrific legacies of serial killers have managed to both appall and intrigue, as people attempt to explore and understand the darkest depths of the human psyche. Hollywood has mined this territory for years, with dozens of scripted true-crime movies and TV series exploring the “why” of those who snap.

But why are we so obsessed? Alex Wolff, who stars in the new movie My Friend Dahmer, about the high school years of the notorious mass murderer Jeffrey Dahmer, has a theory. “People are interested in seeing how things happen and maybe finding out what things could be different,” he tells ET. “Like, what is it about him that’s so different from me, or my next-door neighbor who seems a little bit off? That’s why people are interested in seeing the birth of things like this -- for their own comfort, for their own life. It’s very easy to write people off as monsters, but it’s more interesting to examine them as people who did horrible things.”

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American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace (FX)
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Jan. 17, 2018
Subject: Andrew Cunanan

Darren Criss as Andrew Cunanan
Photo:  FX

The fashion designer’s shocking murder gets a star-studded treatment from Ryan Murphy, who turned American Crime Story’s first installment -- focused on the O.J. Simpson trial -- into a pop-culture phenomenon. Former Glee star Darren Criss steps into the role of glib gigolo Cunanan, who went on a murder spree in 1997, killing five men during a cross-country reign of terror, the last of whom was Versace on the front steps of his Miami home. Cunanan committed suicide eight days later, leaving no suicide note and no motive for his crimes.


Link:  http://www.cbs8.com/story/36756944/a-guide-to-the-serial-killers-and-infamous-murderers-taking-over-film-and-tv










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Pics of the cast at "GQ and Hugo Boss Celebrate Amazing Spaces With Edgar Ramirez" (November 2, 2017)

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Darren Criss and Mia Swier attend the “GQ and Hugo Boss Celebrate Amazing Spaces With Edgar Ramirez” with Edgar Ramirez - November 2, 2017 [source]

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justjared #DarrenCriss with gf #MiaSwier and #RickyMartin with fiancé #JwanYosef at the #GQStyle x #HugoBoss Celebrate #AmazingSpaces Launch! See more on JJ now…

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[lq] Darren Criss and Mia Swier attend  “GQ Style & Hugo Boss celebrate Amazing Spaces with Edgar Ramirez”  on November 2, 2017 [source]







I like the black and white photo.



[lq] Darren Criss, Finn Whitrock and Ricky Martin attend  “GQ Style & Hugo Boss celebrate Amazing Spaces with Edgar Ramirez”  on November 2, 2017 [source]





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What was Darren doing on the set of AHS Cult ? wha?

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Not sure. Just shooting the breeze with cast members?   Is Matt Bomer part of the cast this season?   Darren is a friendly guy.  :happy face

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No, Matt Bomer isn't part of the cast. 

Anyway, now I watch AHS, I'd like to see him in one of the upcoming seasons... But I know you don't feel the same way about it :amused

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He's probably killing some time between scenes. The ACS and AHS sets are right next to each other and I think he's friends with the guy in the middle (he also just went to San Diego this week to see him in a play).
@Poppy wrote:Hey Lin, can you explain to me the significance of being the first on a call sheet for a TV show?    Thank you!
... not really. First on the call sheet is the lead, but of course we knew he was "a" lead and I don't know how the order is determined if there is more than one. I probably would have guessed Edgar would be first just because he plays the more known figure. So I don't know if it "means" anything in this case. Could be that Darren has the larger role, but for all I know it could be some random factor like who was officially hired first or who speaks first in the first episode... I'm just making these up, I really have no idea. I just thought it was nice to see him listed as #1. :cry


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Jeremy wrote:No, Matt Bomer isn't part of the cast. 

Anyway, now I watch AHS, I'd like to see him in one of the upcoming seasons... But I know you don't feel the same way about it

Thanks for your answer, Jeremy.  I'm happy whenever Darren is happy about being cast in a project.  :happy face  Being connected to more Ryan Murphy projects is good for many reasons, including bringing more visibility for Darren, and getting experience working with such a talented show-runner and director as Ryan is, as well as working with talented cast members.   (Although you know me, I definitely would have a hard time watching him on a show in the horror genre like AHS.  Me-->  too scary scared wha?  I don't have an emoji for screaming in fear.  :amused As it is, my kind husband is going to preview the first few episodes of Versace before I watch, since those are the episodes that Ryan said would contain the most violence.   :big grin )



@Lin wrote:He's probably killing some time between scenes. The ACS and AHS sets are right next to each other and I think he's friends with the guy in the middle (he also just went to San Diego this week to see him in a play).

Oh yeah, good point Lin, about Darren being friends with Caleb Foote.

@Lin wrote:... not really. First on the call sheet is the lead, but of course we knew he was "a" lead and I don't know how the order is determined if there is more than one. I probably would have guessed Edgar would be first just because he plays the more known figure. So I don't know if it "means" anything in this case. Could be that Darren has the larger role, but for all I know it could be some random factor like who was officially hired first or who speaks first in the first episode... I'm just making these up, I really have no idea. I just thought it was nice to see him listed as #1.


Thanks for your detailed answer, Lin.  I agree, I was expecting Edgar to be the lead, since as you said, Versace is a legend.  I guess we will find out in a few months how central is Darren's character.  But it definitely seems like a positive sign that Darren is listed as number 1 on the Call sheet.  :happy face

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Thank you, Lin, for your answer to my question :happy face

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A little off-topic, but I read this article and thought I would share because of the comment about American Crime Story:

TV Guide wrote:
Fall TV Report Card: How's the New Class Doing?

Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders (NBC)

Airs:
Tuesdays at 10/9c

The good: After suffering a big drop in its second week, the series has stabilized around 4.9 million and a 1.1. And since it's an anthology series, no matter how low it might go, it'll get to finish its run (it wraps Nov. 14). Oh, and Edie Falco is just as phenomenal as you'd expect.

The bad: Dick Wolf's foray into non-fiction is hardly the second coming of American Crime Story. True Crime is not as deep or as well made. A second season has not yet been ordered and Wolf hasn't settled on a new old case yet. But the good thing about an anthology series is you get to start fresh every time — perhaps with a new timeslot too. It makes sense on paper for NBC to want to launch this behind its biggest show, This Is Us, but the programs are so tonally different. It's quite an adjustment to go from crying about Jack's possible death in a house fire to two kids murdering their parents.

Prognosis: A new season with a new case will probably happen, even if it's not on next fall season.
Link:  http://www.tvguide.com/news/fall-tv-2017-report-card-new-shows/

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@Poppy wrote:A little off-topic, but I read this article and thought I would share because of the comment about American Crime Story:
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Fall TV Report Card: How's the New Class Doing?
Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders (NBC)

The bad: Dick Wolf's foray into non-fiction is hardly the second coming of American Crime Story. True Crime is not as deep or as well made.
I only watched the first episode of this, but I agree that the production value/cinematography/storytelling didn't compare at all to the first season of ACS.



I also meant to quote this earlier:
@Poppy wrote: I like how in this promo video, as Cunanan walks through the pool, it appears as if a trail of blood is left in his wake.
Interesting, I was wondering what that was supposed to be (other than just a "V" for Versace?). It also sort of like dark angel wings, as does his shadow in the other gif, but I'm not sure that's intentional.


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Thanks for sharing your thoughts about Law and Order True Crime:  The Menendez Murders, Lin.

Oh, how interesting.  The gifs make the images pretty clear.  Amazing!   The angel of death.  Ryan Murphy has such a creative mind.  His attention to detail is impressive.   Sort of a subliminal message through imagery.

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The Assassination of Gianni Versace:  American Crime Story/  Season 2:  Reflection Preview

Nov 10, 2017







I like this promo video.  I like how they use something as simple as a sewing machine--especially with the close-up of a needle which gives you the feeling of a knife, and also how the thread snaps as the music builds and gets sharper--to express an ominous feeling . . .

ACS Versace Stitch Promo | 8 November 2017

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americancrimestoryfx      The day genius was taken away. The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story premieres January 17 on FX. #ACSVersace http://ift.tt/2m634ih

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Lin!!!  thumbs up


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ACSFX: Dangerous obsession. Unthinkable tragedy. The OFFICIAL TRAILER for The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story premieres tomorrow. #ACSVersace

November 13, 2017

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@Lin wrote:These teasers are so well done and effective, especially the one with the body bag. But I also really want a trailer with actual footage from the show and as I told Poppy, I have a good feeling we might get one in two weeks during the AHS finale.  
November 2, 2017



@Lin wrote:
I'm really really impatient, so I checked when the first trailer for season 1 came out to get an idea of when we might be able to expect one for this season - it was two months before the first episode. Also they premiered the first Versace teaser during the first episode of AHS and a new one every other week since, so I'd at least expect another teaser in two weeks, but since it's the finale it just makes sense to me to pair it with a real trailer that they would probably release around that time frame anyway.
I hope they agree with my reasoning. Unless of course they want to release it earlier, I'd be okay with that too.
November 2, 2017






Geez, Lin, you are amazing!!!  I can't believe you predicted this with such precision!!   :bravo  






Darren's cute word play.  :amused  Not sure if his tweet about the Joshua Tree property is just random, or related to filming of Versace?? confused 






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