After a series of short cryptic teasers, The Assassination of Gianni Versace, FX’s highly anticipated second installment of Ryan Murphy’s anthology series, American Crime Story, finally has a full trailer—and it’s a doozy.
In the first preview for the series viewers finally get to see Penelope Cruz channel Donatella Versace, and Ricky Martin as Gianni Versace’s lover Antonio D’Amico—rattled and covered in blood after finding Versace’s body on the steps of his mansion.
Martin barely speaks in the trailer, instead the preview is mostly devoted to Darren Criss, who plays Versace’s crazed killer, Andrew Cunanan, and how he got close to the famed fashion designer.
“I think we’ve been very respectful to his [Versace’s] family, particularly. Donatella had some requests about how the children were depicted in the show,” said executive producer Ryan Murphy. “I listened to that. As a father, I understood. I wasn’t interested in going there, out of respect for her.”
The season is based on Maureen Orth’s account of the murder in Vulgar Favors: Andrew Cunanan, Gianni Versace, and the Largest Failed Manhunt in U.S. History. Murphy admits the designer’s family may not love everything they see.
“I think that the Versaces will like some of what we do, and I think that some of it they will be uncomfortable about. And I understand that. But we’re going off a book, and other reporting that we’ve done. I think [the show] is moving. I think it’s powerful.”
Will there be Emmys in Cruz and Criss’ futures? Judge for yourself when you watch the trailer below.
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story premieres January 17, 2018.