A&E didn’t come out and say “Carpe diem” in today’s announcement, but the cable channel literally seized the day, announcing a new original O.J. Simpson documentary on the same morning as Simpson’s closely watched parole hearing in Nevada.
“As the country awaits the Nevada Board of Parole’s decision whether or not to grant parole to O.J. Simpson, A&E Network is announcing a two-hour special that analyzes with new details and revelations the case that led to his conviction for armed robbery, it was announced today by Elaine Frontain Bryant, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming, A&E Network,” A&E says in today’s press release.
The documentary, “Guilty: The Conviction of O.J. Simpson” (working title), is scheduled to premiere in October 2017 on A&E.
“For the first time, through previously unreleased audio tapes, never-before-seen files and exclusive interviews — including with Judge Jackie Glass and Las Vegas lead Detective Andy Caldwell (retired) — the people who brought Simpson to justice go inside the case and into the mind of O.J. Simpson,” the announcement adds. “The documentary will take viewers back to the scene of the crime in room 1203 at the Palace Station Casino and re-examine the chilling details that led to O.J. Simpson’s verdict.”
Please click here for additional details about the project in today’s full announement from A&E.