John Travolta, Cuba Gooding Jr., and Sarah Paulson star in Ryan Murphy’s new anthology FX miniseries American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson, based on Jeffrey Toobin’s book “The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson” about the 1994-95 Trial of the Century.
Premiere Date: February 2, 2016
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Adaptation
Director: Ryan Murphy
Screenwriter: Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszweski
Cast: John Travolta, Cuba Gooding Jr., Sarah Paulson, David Schwimmer
MPAA Rating: TV-MA
Official Website: FB.com/AmericanCrimeStory
Based on the book The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson by Jeffrey Toobin, the limited series is a look at 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 what it needed: reasonable doubt.