‘American Crime Story: The Assassination Of Gianni Versace’
Gianni Versace’s (Edgar Ramirez) murder by Andrew Cunanan (Darren Criss) will be detailed in “American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace.” FX

FX just dropped the first trailer for the upcoming “American Crime Story” installment, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace.”

The 40-second clip shows a closeup of the famed designer’s (Edgar Ramirez) lavish Casa Casuarina home. Versace’s Miami mansion will play an integral part in the series since this was where he was killed by Andrew Cunanan (Darren Criss) in July 1997.

Also in the clip, pigeons flock Versace’s home, hinting that something dangerous is about to happen. “The Assassination of Gianni Versace” clip also revealed that the new episodes of “American Crime Story” will be released next year.

In May, Entertainment Weekly spoke with executive producer Ryan Murphy about what it’s like to film the thriller on the steps of Versace’s actual Miami home. “It was really awful. It was actually one of the worst things I’ve ever shot. It was the exact position of the body. Edgar had to lay on those coral steps for two days. It was very intense. It was very intense of Darren and Edgar. It was the most intense I think for Ricky Martin. The crew was in tears. We would constantly have to stop and wait for everybody to get it back together. In shooting the show, I think we’ve all come to really love Versace,” he said.

Versace was shot twice in the head by Cunanan, a sociopath who became fixated on the famed designer after meeting him years earlier. On July 15, 1997, Versace returned home after a short trip to Miami Beach’s News Café, and while he was opening his front gate, Cunanan walked up behind him and shot him.

“The Assassination of Gianni Versace” was inspired by Maureen Orth’s book, “Vulgar Favors,” and will chronicle how Versace and Cunanan crossed paths. “Here are two men with from comparable backgrounds that had all kinds of similarities. They came from parents who were striving but not wealthy. They had the Italian-heritage connection. This feeling of being an outsider. The sexuality connection,” writer Tom Rob Smith explained to Entertainment Weekly.