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American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson (FX 2016, Cuba Gooding Jr, John Travolta)

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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.

The limited event 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.

cast
Cuba Gooding Jr. as O.J. Simpson
David Schwimmer as Robert Kardashian
John Travolta as Robert Shapiro
Jordana Brewster as Denise Brown
Angel Parker as Shawn Chapman
Billy Magnussen as Kato Kaelin
Bruce Greenwood as Gil Garcetti
Cheryl Ladd as Linell Shapiro
Connie Britton as Faye Resnick
Courtney B. Vance as Johnnie Cochran
Evan Handler as Alan Dershowitz
Jake Koeppl as Ron Goldman
Joseph Siravo as Fred Goldman
Keesha Sharp as Dale Cochran
Kenneth Choi as Lance Ito
Leonard Roberts as Dennis Schatzman
Malcolm-Jamal Warner as Al “A.C.” Cowlings
Nathan Lane as F. Lee Bailey
Rob Morrow as Barry Scheck
Sarah Paulson as Marcia Clark
Selma Blair as Kris Jenner
Sterling K. Brown as Christopher Darden
Steven Pasquale as Mark Fuhrman
Tye White as Jason Simpson
Gbenga Akinnagbe as Dennis Schatzman (Originally Cast)

key behind the scenes crew
Brad Falchuk as Executive Producer
Brad Simpson as Executive Producer
Dante Di Loreto as Executive Producer
Jeffrey Toobin as Book Author
Larry Karaszewski as Creator/Executive Producer
Nina Jacobson as Executive Producer
Ryan Murphy as Executive Producer/Director of Pilot
Scott Alexander as Creator/Executive Producer

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show type
drama

broadcast from
February 2, 2016

network and production companies
FX – Fox 21 – FX Productions – Ryan Murphy Productions

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