Tuesday night, FX Network premiered a new anthological mini series on the infamous scandal surrounding the life of football legend O.J. Simpson titled The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.
In 1994, Nicole Simpson, ex-wife of O.J. Simpson, was brutally murdered alongside her friend, and O.J. became the prime suspect in her investigation. In 1995, he was acquitted. The series alludes to telling the viewers what we may not have read in the headlines, and so far it is a gut wrencher.
Last night’s premiere concluded to the Bronco speed chase between O.J. Simpson, the California Highway Patrol and the Los Angeles Police Department, that grabbed international headlines and made ‘breaking news.’
Academy Award-Winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr., Sarah Paulson, John Travolta, Courtney B. Vance, and David Schwimmer star in the series.
Although Cuba felt it best not to meet O.J. while filming, he used news footage, football archives, and individual testimonies to build his character as “The Juice.”
[ABC News Exclusive of how cast prepared for their roles]
Even though FX did not seek corroboration from real-life participants in the case, some of the cast sought to meet-and-greets with those they portray. Paulson, who plays Prosecuting District Attorney Marcia Clark, sat at dinner with Marcia and became very acquainted.
If you have not already checked it out, take a look at their trailer:
It will air Tuesday nights at 10PM EST.
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