After two stellar seasons on American Horror Story, Lady Gaga is teaming up with executive producer Ryan Murphy yet again, this time for the third season of American Crime Story.
While Gaga was a standout in AHS: Hotel (she won the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Limited Series for the role) and she’s wowing us again in this season’s Roanoke, we’re maybe more excited about her American Crime Story role than about any other part she’s ever played. According to Rolling Stone, Gaga will portray fashion designer Donatella Versace in the show’s third season, Versace/Cunanan: American Crime Story.
Not only will Gaga make a perfect Donatella, physically, but she and the designer are close friends in real life, too. They’ve walked carpets together, and Donatella chose Gaga to star in Versace’s Spring 2014 ad campaign. Oh, and there was also that time Lady Gaga penned and recorded a tribute track for the designer (“Donatella” from Artpop). So yeah, it probably goes without saying that the role is going to be very personal for Gaga.
The third season of American Crime Story will center on the 1997 murder of Donatella’s brother, Gianni Versace. Gianni was gunned down by serial killer Andrew Cunanan, who committed suicide just over a week later. It’s still unclear why Cunanan targeted Gianni as part of his three-month killing spree though, which is likely what the season will explore.
More Gaga on our TVs is never a bad thing, but we are beyond excited to see what she brings to this role.