You saw the chase... You watched the trial... but you don't know the half of it.
Beginning Tuesday February 2nd on FX, Ryan Murphy (creator of shows Nip/Tuck, Glee, & AHS) brings a whole new angle to one of the most famous public court cases in the last 50 years. For the freshman season of FX's newest anthology series, American Crime Story will dig into the O.J. Simpson trial that spanned almost a full year in coming to a verdict (Nov '94 - Oct '95). Charged on two accounts of murder including the death of his own ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, the former football player and actor created a nationwide phenomenon that caused everyone to become a critic and the issue of 'race' to be the forefront of discussion on every tv station, radio network, and newspaper. Led by a strong cast including Sarah Paulson, David Schwimmer, Connie Britton, John Travolta, and Selma Blair, Cuba Gooding Jr. takes the lead role of Simpson, and he's a surefire nomination for the upcoming award seasons.
"There are few truly unifying events in American life. When something happens that makes the entire country stop and take notice, we remember it forever. Everybody remembers where they were when O.J. Simpson, riding in a white Bronco, led the police on a low-speed chase all over Los Angeles. This marked the emergence of the 24-hour news cycle and the birth of reality television."
I can't wait for this series!!! It looks fantastic! From the detail in the short promos, to the stellar cast, to the direction the show seems to be taking... this is going to be big. The show has already recieved nothing but praise, and Murphy has always been known for creating amazing first seasons. It was revealed today that should the show be renewed, the second season would take a different direction for the "crime" theme and focus on around 8 victims of Hurricane Katrina, and how each of them had to deal with their health, homes, and personal lives after the huge tragedy.
We just have a little less than a month until it premieres, but I thought I'd get a jump start and make this now to get some interest in it before it airs. I'd love to hear your opinions!!