When Ryan Murphy has a pre-determined beginning, middle and end to a story, his TV shows soar.
Unlike American Horror Story installments, which seem to drift off course a couple episodes in, his American Crime Story and Feud anthology series take factual accounts and breathe new life into them with lavish sets, beautiful actors and almost-too-crazy-to-be-true stories.
Tomorrow night, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story debuts, bringing new perspective on a time in South Beach filled with a level of decadence and gay visibility that the area is still known for to this day.
Following the salacious before-and-after timeline of fashion icon Gianni Versace’s murder, it’s reality TV on steroids.
Beautiful, beautiful steroids.
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Premieres Wednesday, January 17
Photo: FX Networks