Lady Gaga has reportedly been cast in the third season of American Crime Story.
Season three of the crime anthology, which starts shooting next year for a 2018 premiere, will be based on the infamous 1997 murder of fashion designer Gianni Versace on the steps of his Miami mansion. Serial killer Andrew Cunanan committed the murder and killed himself eight days later as police were pursuing him.
According to US Weekly, Gaga has been cast as Versace’s sister, Donatella. This has
yet to be confirmed officially, but Gaga has already worked with the show’s executive producers on American Horror Story, a show they also created.
In real life, Gaga is a friend of Donatella Versace, who assumed control of her brother’s fashion empire after his tragic death. Her ‘Artpop’ album track ‘Donatella’ is named after the Italian businesswoman.
Season one of the crime anthology series, The People v. O. J. Simpson, told the story of the notorious O. J. Simpson murder trial of 1994-5. It aired earlier this year to enormous acclaim and later won nine Emmys including acting prizes for Sterling K. Brown, Sarah Paulson and Courtney B. Vance.
Season two is due to start shooting in early 2017 and will focus on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Douglas Brinkley’s book, The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast, will be used as the main source material.
Shooting on season three is due to start in the spring, which means an overlap with season two’s filming, though season three will not air until 2018. It was previously reported that an “A-list actress” was in negotiations to play Donatella Versace.