The Trial of The Century is about to make its TV debut with the highly anticipated FX series The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. Veteran actor Cuba Gooding Jr. will be portraying The Juice and will be joined by an all star cast including: including John Travolta as Robert Shapiro, David Schwimmer as Robert Kardashian and Selma Blair as Kris Jenner. The series will chronicle the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman, as well as the massive trial that ensued after O.J. was charged with the double murder. Many remember the famous Bronco car chase, which interrupted a Lakers playoff game in the early summer of 1994.
From the chase to the trial to the verdict, the nation was fascinated with one of its golden sons fall from grace. The series is based on the best-selling novel by Jeffrey Toobin’s “The Run of His Life, The People vs. OJ Simpson.” The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story will be the first of the anthology series centered around some of history’s most famous criminals. This series comes on the heels of the massively popular Netflix drama Making A Murderer, which has everyone debating Steven Avery’s guilt or innocence. Simpson’s iconic murder case was the first of its kind to spark the nation’s interest, becoming the first American trial to be fully televised. The first episode will air on Tuesday February 2nd at 10 p.m.
Check out the trailer and get ready for a renewed interest in Simpson’s guilt or innocence.