Wednesday, 10 p.m., FX

Summary

The second installment of Ryan Murphy’s anthology focuses on the 1997 murder of fashion designer Gianni Versace (Edgar Ramirez) by Andrew Cunanan (Darren Criss). Penelope Cruz stars as Donatella Versace with Ricky Martin as Gianni’s partner, Antonio D’Amico

What The Critics Say (Metascore 73)

  • I’m not sure The Assassination of Gianni Versace manages to add contemporary political and cultural resonance to its serial killer story as effectively [as The People v. O.J. Simpson]. … But The Assassination of Gianni Versace is nonetheless extremely insightful, as well as consistently entertaining. — Matthew Gilbert, Boston Globe
  • Versace marries the extravagant with the violent. Even when the series stretches its plot too thin, bold direction mostly makes up for it, ensuring that there is always something to look at, either beautiful or repulsive. The series is grounded by sublime performances from its cast. — Kelly Lawler, USA Today
  • If O.J. was an epic, this is a short-story collection. Some hit, some miss, all share a heartbreaking theme. … Oddly, Versace is best when it leaves Versace behind. — Darren Franich, Entertainment Weekly