From the creators of FX’s popular original horror show, “American Horror Story” comes the highly anticipated “American Crime Story,” a follow-up series that aspires to mirror the format of its predecessor. The series will premiere on Feb. 2 at 10 p.m. on the FX network. “American Horror Story” has been a successful award winning TV show since its debut in 2011. Now on its fifth season, the show features different plot, setting and characters in each new season. “American Horror Story” has kept viewers intrigued with its new topics and surprising twists; now the creators and writers are attempting to repeat this success.
“American Crime Story” will follow a similar format to that of “American Horror Story” debuting their first season with a trial that millions of viewers were outraged at: The People vs. O.J. Simpson. O.J. Simpson was one of the greatest running backs at the University of Southern California, winning the Heisman Trophy in 1968. Simpson began to have a successful career in the NFL playing for the Buffalo Bills and the San Francisco 49ers. He then retired in 1979, becoming a football broadcaster and having a decent acting career. Simpson starred in the famous series Roots and the Cult comedy classic The Naked Gun. This success was soon cut short by scandal.
In 1994 O.J. Simpson was charged with the murder of his wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman. He was acquitted of the charges in one of the most surprising trials in American History.
The series will star impressive actors playing iconic roles that made the trial extremely media hungry. Playing the infamous O.J Simpson is Oscar Award winner Cuba Gooding Jr, famous for roles like “Radio” and “Jerry Maguire.” John Travolta from films like “Grease” and “Pulp Fiction” will be playing one of Simpson’s defense attorneys who is the cold hearted Robert Shapiro.
Good friends at the time of O.J. Simpson and his wife Nicole were Kris Kardashian and her husband at the time Robert. Robert Kardashian was not just a good friend to Simpson; he also was one of his defense attorneys. He will be played by David Schwimmer who is famous for playing Ross on the TV show “Friends”. Kris Kardashian will be played by Selma Blair; who had the struggle of mourning over one of her closest friends and hoping another close friend will not go to jail for the murder of a close friend.
“American Crime Story” will show the secrets of The People vs. O.J. Simpson trail, hoping to gain as big of a following as “American Horror Story.” Ryan Murphy, writer and director of “American Horror Story” will be working on “American Crime Story” as well with the hope of having two award winning TV shows under his belt. For anyone who is interested in an iconic court case or a history TV drama “American Crime Story” will be the show to watch. This show will be sure to please and become another successful television show that will keep viewers glued to their televisions each week.