Ricky Martin joins American Crime Story: Versace

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From Digital Spy

Ryan Murphy has added another huge name to the cast of American Crime Story: Versace in the form of singing superstar Ricky Martin.

Ricky's casting follows his previous stint on Murphy's Fox series Glee after the singer guest-starred in the show's third season as Spanish teacher and Mr Schue rival David – although from what we know of American Crime Story so far, we doubt this latest collaboration will be as Gleeful.

Versace will act as the third instalment of the FX crime anthology series, and will follow the 1997 murder of legendary designer Gianni Versace.

Ricky Martin will be playing Versace's longtime partner Antonio D'Amico, according to Deadline.

Edgar Ramirez (The Girl on the Train) has signed up to play the titular character and Glee's Darren Criss will portray murderer Andrew Cunanan – who ended up taking his own life eight days after shooting dead the designer.

Following the success of last year's The People vs OJ Simpson, Murphy has already got more series of American Crime Story on the go, with the next season set to focus on Hurricane Katrina and Versace following after that.

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[Gianni and Donatella Versace circa 1996]

Not only that, but there's also a fourth season planned out that will follow the Monica Lewinsky scandal, which saw then-President Bill Clinton face impeachment over his testimony about an affair with a White House intern.

When he's not busy working on details for his various Crime instalments, Murphy is also busy working on what's coming up for fellow FX anthology series American Horror Story's upcoming seasons.

Up next is the show's seventh season, and Murphy recently revealed it'll be a modern story that dips its toes into politics as it'll be themed around the 2016 election – though he has recently clarified it won't actually feature Donald Trump.

Thank goodness. The show's already scary enough.

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