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"American Crime Story" (TV show) is a anthology miniseries on FX that is a companion to "American Horror Story." Each season of the new drama focuses on a different true crime story which made headlines and captivated the imagination of the public.

The first installment, "American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson," is based on the book "The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson" by Jeffrey Toobin. This season takes a look at the O.J. Simpson trial told from the perspective of the lawyers that explores the chaotic behind-the-scenes dealings and maneuvering on both sides of the court, and how a combination of prosecution confidence, defense wiliness, and the LAPD's history with the city's African-American community gave a jury what it needed: reasonable doubt.

Academy Award-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr. will play football star turned murder defendant O.J. Simpson; John Travolta will star as defense attorney Robert Shapiro; Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award nominated actress Sarah Paulson will portray prosecutor Marcia Clark; and David Schwimmer will portray O.J. Simpson's confidant and attorney Robert Kardashian.

"American Crime Story" is produced by FXP and Fox 21. Creator Ryan Murphy joins Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson ("The Hunger Games," "Diary of a Wimpy Kid") and Brad Falchuk ("Glee," "American Horror Story," co-created with Murphy) as executive producers. Dante Di Loreto also serves as an executive producer, with Murphy set to direct. The first two hours of the miniseries will be written by Golden Globe-winning screenwriters Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski ("The People vs. Larry Flynt," "Ed Wood," "Man on the Moon"), who are also executive producers of "ACS: OJ."

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Network: FX
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: February 2, 2015
Seasons: 1
Production Companies:
Fox 21

John Travolta John Travolta Joins 'American Crime Story: The People V. OJ Simpson' Cast — In his first starring role on television since "Welcome Back, Kotter," the award-winning actor will portray attorney Robert Shapiro, a key member of OJ Simpson's "Dream Team" during the sensational murder trial. Read more...
Cuba Gooding Jr. in "Pearl Harbor" Cuba Gooding Jr. to Play OJ Simpson — The Academy Award-winning "Jerry Maguire" actor will be joined by Sarah Paulson as the relentless prosecutor, Marcia Clark, in the new FX series "American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson." Read more...
"American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson" subject FX Orders 'American Crime Story' — Serving as a companion to the hit anthology miniseries "American Horror Story," the first installment is based on the book "The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson" by Jeffrey Toobin. Read more...

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