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
At one point, Sarah Paulson was filming the first season of this series at the same time as the fifth season of American Horror Story (2011), and even on the same day. She would rehearse one character's lines while in costume as the other, and the court room scenes would often run until 2 a.m. See more »
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 »
American Crime Story is such an amazing show. The acting and writing are some of the best on TV in years! The storytelling is so good that it just sucks you in and won't let go till the end! If you really want to know how good this show really is all you have to do is read through the reviews!
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