18 Things You Should Know About ‘American Crime Story: The People vs O.J. Simpson’

Based on the book The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson by Jeffrey Toobin, the FX 10-episode limited series The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story delves into the O.J. Simpson trial told from the perspective of the lawyers. 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 the reasonable doubt that it needed. The series stars Cuba Gooding Jr. (O.J. Simpson), John Travolta (Robert Shapiro), Sarah Paulson (Marcia Clark), David Schwimmer (Robert Kardashian), Courtney B. Vance (Johnnie Cochran), Sterling K. Brown (Christopher Darden), Nathan Lane (F. Lee Bailey) and Kenneth Choi (Judge Lance Ito).

While at the TCA Press Tour, executive producers Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson, along with executive producers/writers Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, spoke to Collider about why Toobin’s book lent itself to TV, showing people what they don’t know about what went on with the O.J. Simpson trial, staying as close to the facts as they could, having most of the scripts finished before casting, assembling such an incredible ensemble of actors, why the cast is relevant to the way we consume media now, and the most surreal moments on set. From those interviews, we’ve put together a list of 18 things that you should know about The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.





The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story airs on Tuesday nights on FX.

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