Back in 1995, the trial of OJ Simpson dominated the news and many faithfully watched the television coverage every day. Now, FX is making it the focus of the first season of their new American Crime Story TV show. Will people feel compelled to watch a recreation of the trial? Will the show be a hit or a flop? Will the series be cancelled or renewed for a second season (with a new case)? Stay tuned.
American Crime Story: The People v OJ Simpson is based on the book The Run of His Life: The People v OJ Simpson by Jeffrey Toobin. A retired American football player/football commentator/actor, Orenthal “OJ” Simpson (Cuba Gooding) is accused of murdering his former wife Nicole Brown Simpson (Kelly Dowdle) and her friend, Ronald Goldman (Jake Koeppl). The series is told from the perspective of Simpson’s legal team. The cast also includes John Travolta, David Schwimmer, Sarah Paulson, Courtney B. Vance, Nathan Lane, Evan Handler, Dale Godboldo, Rob Morrow, Kenneth Choi, and Bruce Greenwood.
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What do you think? Do you like the American Crime Story TV series? Do you think that it should be cancelled or renewed for a second season?