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American Crime Story 

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An anthology series centered around America's most notorious crimes and criminals.
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Series cast summary:
Sarah Paulson ...  Dr. Anna Pou / ... 20 episodes, 2015-2018
Cuba Gooding Jr. ...  O.J. Simpson 11 episodes, 2015-2018
Courtney B. Vance ...  Johnnie Cochran 11 episodes, 2015-2018
Sterling K. Brown ...  Christopher Darden 10 episodes, 2015-2016
Kenneth Choi ...  Judge Lance Ito 10 episodes, 2015-2016
Christian Clemenson ...  Bill Hodgman 10 episodes, 2015-2016
Bruce Greenwood ...  Gil Garcetti 10 episodes, 2015-2016
Nathan Lane ...  F. Lee Bailey 10 episodes, 2015-2016
David Schwimmer ...  Robert Kardashian 10 episodes, 2015-2016
John Travolta ...  Robert Shapiro 10 episodes, 2015-2016
Darren Criss ...  Andrew Cunanan 9 episodes, 2018
Dale Godboldo ...  Carl E. Douglas 9 episodes, 2016
Ariel D. King ...  Arnelle Simpson 9 episodes, 2015-2016
Tye White ...  Jason Simpson 9 episodes, 2015-2016
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The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story is a limited series that takes you inside the O.J. Simpson trial with a riveting look at the legal teams battling to convict or acquit the football legend of double homicide. Based on the book The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson by Jeffrey Toobin, it explores the chaotic behind-the-scenes dealings and maneuvering on both sides of the court, and how a combination of prosecution overconfidence, defense shrewdness, and the LAPD's history with the city's African-American community gave a jury what it needed: reasonable doubt. Written by FX Networks

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The trial isn't the whole story. This is.

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Biography | Crime | Drama

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USA

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English

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2 February 2016 (USA) See more »

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Katrina: American Crime Story See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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According to producer Nina Jacobson, the role of Christopher Darden in season one was the most difficult to cast, since most of the prospective black actors auditioning for the role did not want to portray him as they did not like him personally. A number of non-American black actors were considered for the part before Sterling K. Brown was cast. See more »

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On the show, the judge at the preliminary hearing was played by a man. In reality the judge was a woman, Kathleen Kennedy Powell. See more »

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Terrific True Crime - Courtroom Drama
19 March 2016 | by amplexuslotusSee all my reviews

Sarah Paulsen (Clark), Sterling Brown (Darden) and Courtney Vance (Cochran) are absolute stand-outs in this excellent TV series. Great writing and terrific acting. The one criticism I have is Cuba Gooding, Jr, although a wonderful actor, doesn't have the physicality required to convincingly portray O.J. Simpson. Other than that poor judgment in casting, excellent direction and production make this a series worth watching. Even if you believe you know everything about the case, you'll gain a deeper sense of the sorrow the families (and still are) lived through. And a greater respect for the district attorneys, who by no fault of their own, found themselves under the microscope while working inside a circus ring. Like Nicole and Ron - the LA District Attorney never had a chance.


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