Thirty years after starting his stint as both a telenovela and soap opera stud, Ricky Martin is heading back to series television. Deadline reports that the singer/actor will have a role in Versace: American Crime Story playing Antonio D’Amico, fashion designer Gianni Versace‘s partner of 15 years.
Martin is perhaps best known for his career as a pop singer, though his résumé is peppered with acting roles that have definitely prepared him for this part. Notably, he guest starred on an episode of Glee several years ago—both Glee and American Crime Story are Ryan Murphy vehicles. Martin also has two Broadway roles under his belt; he starred as Marius in Les Misérables and Ché in Evita. He also has Spanish-language soap Por Siempre Amigos and English-language soap General Hospital as early resumé entries as well.
The 10-episode show will focus on events surrounding Versace’s tragic death, specifically based on Vanity Fair writer Maureen Orth’s book Vulgar Favors. The fashion designer was shot and killed outside his home in Miami Beach in July 1997 by serial killer Andrew Cunanan.
As previously announced, Darren Criss will play Cunanan, Édgar Ramírez will play Versace, and Penélope Cruz will play the designer’s sister Donatella Versace. (Cruz is also a longtime fan of the fashion brand.) According to Deadline, production on the show will begin sometime in April, with filming in Los Angeles and Miami, though it won’t air until 2018.
Versace is the third chapter of the American Crime Story true crime anthology, following in the footsteps of The People v. O.J. Simpson and Katrina, the latter of which is also set to premiere in 2018 before Versace hits the airwaves. American Crime Story, like the also-FX-based American Horror Story, is executive produced by Murphy, who is slated to direct Versace‘s first episode, as he is won’t to do for his myriad acclaimed seres.
See What’s Trending in W’s Designer Videos:
Every Time Penelope Cruz Has Worn Versace On the Red Carpet
February 2007: Celebrating Versace at the Rodeo Drive Walk of Style Awards, Cruz wore a black and navy gown with lace-up detailing.
February 2007: Attending the 2007 Academy Awards, Cruz had a princess moment in a strapless, blush-tone gown.
March 2007: For the 57th Sanremo Music Festival in Italy, Cruz opted for an skin-tight olive green gown.
February 2009: After winning an Academy Award for Vicky Christina Barcelona, Cruz hit the Vanity Fair after-party in a one-shouldered cream gown.
February 2010: For the 2010 Goya Awards, Cruz dressed in a sculptural white column gown.
September 2012: Cruz opted for a soft pink hue and thigh-high slit at the Toronto Film Festival.
September 2012: The actress draped herself in crimson at the 60th San Sebastian International Film Festival.
November 2012: With actor Sergio Castellitto, Penelope Cruz attended a photocall in Italy for Venuto al Mondo.
November 2012: At the Venuto al Mondo premiere, Cruz stepped out in a vibrant, turquoise gown.
February 2016: The actress attended the Madrid premiere of Zoolander No. 2 in metallic and white draped dress.
February 2016: Liquid gold came to mind as Cruz stepped out for another premiere of Zoolander 2 in slinky metallics.
February 2016: Channeling Audrey Hepburn, Cruz matched a strapless black ballgown with demure bangs.
November 2016: The actress loves a good one-shouldered gown, and her outing at the La Reina de Espana was just another one of her memorable looks.
February 2017: Cruz attends the 2017 Goya Awards in a asymmetrical black dress with matching pumps and a pair of gold earrings.
Ferbuary 2017: Another golden goddess moment for Cruz, this time at the 2017 BAFTAs.