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Fans Are Obsessed With The Casting Of ‘The Assassination of Gianni Versace’

Last night, FX premiered the first installment of “The Assassination of Gianni Versace” and it was everything we dreamed it would be.

There was gay clubbing, ’90s fashion, retro music, and so many dramatic looks. The intro of the show had Gianni Versace (played by Édgar Ramírez) walking through his mega mansion in Miami.

And btw, the show shot at the real house, and at every turn it was pure decadence.

It was a perfect way to start the show.

And people were really blown away by how much the cast resembled their real-life characters.

As we told you, the cast featured an amazing group of actors, many of them Latino, including Ramírez, Ricky Martin, Dascha Polanco, and Penelope Cruz.

They also couldn’t get enough of the killer lines (no pun intended).

The first 30 minutes of the show basically consists of getting to know the characters. Gianni, an iconic Italian designer, was the epitome of high-fashion and built an empire as a family business. People who’ve perhaps never heard of Versace could still understand the his history through the show.

Penelope Cruz as Donatella Versace left people floored.

While the Versace estate denounced the making of this show, it was reported that Penelope spoke to Donatella about portraying her.

“When [ACS creator] Ryan [Murphy] told me, I said to him, ‘This sounds really interesting, but I have to make this call and I have to talk to Donatella,'” she said to Entertainment Tonight’s Nancy O’Dell. “I called her and we spoke, like, for an hour. I needed that conversation to say yes.”

Apparently that phone call convinced Penelope that she could take the role.

“It was a conversation where, I cannot share everything we talked about, but we have a good relationship,” Penelope added. “She just sent me flowers before I came here.”

Ricky Martin is also incredible and people think he deserves an award for his role.

Ricky played the role of Antonio D’Amico, Gianni’s partner of 15 years. This portion of the story, which focuses on the tension between he and Gianni’s sister, is incredible. It’s been rumoured that Donatella didn’t really like Antonio and now we can actually see that dynamic.

Most people on social media were really taken by Darren Criss.

Darren Criss plays Andrew Cunanan, Gianni’s killer, who’s probably one of the most complex serial killers ever.

And this was just the first episode!!! Can’t wait until next week. “American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace” airs every Wednesday through March 21 on FX.

READ: ‘The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story’ Has Lots Of Latinos And We’re Here For It

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Netflix Has Confirmed That ‘Narcos: Mexico’ Is Coming Back For Season 3 Without Diego Luna

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Netflix Has Confirmed That ‘Narcos: Mexico’ Is Coming Back For Season 3 Without Diego Luna

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“Narcos” is one of Netflix’s most wildly popular original series. Over the years, fans have learned about Narcos culture and history through the show and we are officially getting another season. Here’s what we know.

“Narcos: Mexico” Season 3 is coming to Netflix and, like, omg.

“Narcos” first started with following the drug trade in Colombia with Pablo Escobar. The fourth season was instead “Narcos: Mexico” and the beginnings of the Mexican drug trade became the focus of the series. Fans went wild for the show and it has continued to enjoy success with the Netflix audience.

Showrunner Eric Newman is stepping down in the coming season.

Instead, co-creator Carlos Bernard is stepping up and taking on the role of showrunner. Newman was the showrunner for five seasons since “Narcos” first started and is excited to see the show develop under Bernard.

“I am grateful for my five years at the helm of ‘Narcos’ and ‘Narcos: Mexico’ and am immensely proud of what this spectacular team has achieved with these shows,” Newman told Variety. “Carlos Bernard is the first person I ever spoke to about this project, over ten years ago, and I am extremely pleased to leave the steering of Season 3 of ‘Narcos: Mexico’ in his very capable hands.”

Brace yourself because Diego Luna is not joining the cast this season.

Tbh, Luna was one of the best parts of the show. He isn’t everything but he was a major part of the iconic and beloved show. The news is bumming out large parts of the “Narcos” fanbase who have come to love and look forward to him.

People are ready for this to happen yesterday.

Like, thank you for letting us know it is happening Netflix. Now we need to know when the show will actually be released. We appreciate the little update but we just need to know when we can watch the show.

We look forward to the release date, Netflix.

We are ready to sit on the couch and binge the season the moment it drops. Let’s get this together and get the show streaming. Thank you so very much!

READ: Diego Luna Talks The Importance Of The Storytelling In ‘Narcos: Mexico’ And Why Mexico City Will Always Be His Home

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Latino Shows On Quibi Are Up In The Air After Platform Announces Shutdown

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Latino Shows On Quibi Are Up In The Air After Platform Announces Shutdown

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Quibi, a short-form streaming platform, offered a variety of content from news shows to comedy to action and more. The streaming service that was launched six months ago, announced that it would be shutting down due to a lack of success in gaining traction with subscribers. It is unknown if the shows on the platform will be renewed on different platforms or canceled.  Here are some Latin shows that were offered on Quibi.

“Thanks A Million”

“Thanks A Million,” executive produced by Jennifer Lopez, first aired on Quibi on April 6, 2020. The show follows celebrities as they kickstart a chain of kindness by gifting money to an individual who must then give half of it to someone else. The first episode features J.Lo herself. Other episodes feature Gabriel Iglesias, Kristen Bell,  Anthony Davis, Kevin Hart, Nick Jonas, and more.

“Flipped”

“Flipped” is an American comedy series that debuted on Quibi, April 6, 2020. The cast includes Latino stars Arturo Castro, Eva Longoria, and Andy Garcia. The show is about a couple who get into the house-flipping business and are kidnapped by drug cartel members and forced to renovate their homes.

“Nikki Fre$h”

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Nicole Richie executively produced and starred in “Nikki Fre$h.”  It is a six-episode series on Quibi in which Richie plays her musical persona ““Nikki Fre$h,” a trap artist who makes eco-conscious choices while performing music videos. A couple of the special guests include Bill Nye, the science guy, and Lionel Richie. 

“Pulse News by Telemundo”

Not only does Quibi offer tv shows, but it also offers news. “Pulse News by Telemundo” is a newscast, hosted by Andrea Martinez, that is catered to the English-speaking Latino community. It has aired daily on the streaming platform since the launch of Quibi.

“For the Cultura by Telemundo”

Another Telemundo based news show is “For the Cultura by Telemundo.” It is a Latino-focused entertainment and music news show that is co-hosted by Alfredo Lomeli and Krystal Vega. Like “Pulse News,” the entertainment based news show airs daily. 

“Alternatino with Arturo Castro”

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The American sketch comedy series created by and starring Arturo Castro is not currently on Quibi. It had its first season on Comedy Central and was renewed for a second season and would move to Quibi. The series is described as a “a sketch show based on Arturo’s experiences as a Latino millennial in the United States.” The status of the show is currently unknown due to the shut down of the mobile device streaming platform. 

“Natural Born Narco”

The tv drama is supposed to premiere in fall 2020 as a collaboration between Quibi and Telemundo. The series chronicles the origins of the drug lord Amado Carrillo Fuentes and is inspired by and serves as a prequel to the acclaimed telenovela, El Señor de Los Cielos. The status of the telenovela-like series is unknown due to the shutdown news.

Quibi expects to shut down the streaming service around December 1, 2020.

READ: Arturo Castro’s ‘Alternatino’ Finds New Home With QuiBi Leaving Comedy Central

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