A new TV show will spend its first season examining the O.J. Simpson murder case. Reuters reports that the new FX companion series to the channel’s successful “American Horror Story” will be “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson.”
The project, which comes from “American Horror Story” creator Ryan Murphy, will be presented in an anthology miniseries format similar to that used on “AHS,” but will examine high-profile crimes from the real world.
Reuters reports: “The first season will explore the 1995 murder trial of American football star O.J. Simpson from the lawyers’ perspectives over 10 episodes, Fox Broadcasting’s FX network said in a statement. Simpson, 67, was acquitted of murder but is now in prison on a 2008 armed robbery conviction related to a robbery of two sports memorabilia dealers at a Las Vegas hotel.”
Said Murphy: “The O.J. case was as tragic as it was fascinating — it seemed like everyone had a stake in the outcome. It was really the beginning of the modern tabloid age.”
Murphy is directing the series, which is based on Jeffrey Toobin’s book “The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson.”
“American Horror Story: Freak Show” premieres on FX Wednesday.