The People v. O.J. Simpson Scott Alexander interview

FX’s miniseries The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story was such a sensation, they presented a second panel on it for the Television Critics Association. Now all ten episodes have aired, more than reporters got to see in advance of the premiere, and it is nominated for Emmys, so the creators and stars came back to discuss it.

At a cocktail party following the FX panel, screenwriting duo Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski got separated. I got to speak with Alexander about their work crafting the series based on Jeffrey Toobin’s book The Run of His Life and real events. I’m still obsessed with the jurors, as the episode on their sequestration seemed like the biggest tent in the whole circus. Alexander and Karaszewski have some more true story screenplays in the works, and Alexander told us the extent of their work on the Death Wish remake in our interview.  Read More »

The People vs OJ Simpson

In light of its 14 Emmy nominations, FX had a second Television Critics Association panel for The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story after introducing the show in January. Among the panelists were Joe Robert Cole, a screenwriter who wrote pivotal episodes five and eight, chronicling the jurors’ visit to the crime scene and their epic sequestration.

After the panel, FX had a cocktail reception with its talent and we got to speak with Cole one-on-one. Cole is currently at work on the Black Panther film screenplay with co-writer/director Ryan Coogler. Cole shared in-depth details about his O.J. Simpson juror research and was open to discussing his approach to Black PantherRead More »

American Crime Story teaser

One of the more promising shows coming up is American Crime Story: The People v O.J. Simpson. Produced by Ryan Murphy (American Horror Story), it’s written by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski (Ed Wood). There is plenty of talent both in front of and behind the camera for the FX show.

After the jump, watch an American Crime Story featurette.

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American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson

American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson won’t premiere on FX for another few weeks, but Ryan Murphy is already making plans for season two. The executive producer has revealed that the next installment of the true-crime anthology series will focus on Hurricane Katrina, which devastated New Orleans in late summer 2005. More details on American Crime Story season 2 after the jump.  Read More »

American Crime Story Trailer

FX is following up the latest season of American Horror Story with a real-life American horror story. American Crime Story kicks off early next year with The People v. O.J. Simpson, starring Cuba Gooding Jr. as O.J. Simpson and John Travolta as defense attorney Robert Shapiro. The network has been dropping intriguing teasers for the past few months, and today we finally have our first full-length trailer.

The promo shows off more of the high-profile cast (which also includes Sarah Paulson as Marcia Clark, Courtney B. Vance as Johnnie Cochran, David Schwimmer as Robert Kardashian, and Selma Blair as Kris Jenner), a great many ridiculous wigs, and some familiar imagery of a white Bronco. Watch the first full American Crime Story trailer after the jump. Read More »

American Crime Story trailer

Most of the FX and FXX shows you’re currently following, including American Horror Story and Fargo, will be wrapping up their current seasons in the next couple of months. But don’t let that get you down — it just means they’re clearing the calendar for other shows to come your way.

FX has just announced premiere dates for two of its new series, American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson and Zach Galifianakis‘ Baskets, while moving The Americans to later in the spring. Meanwhile, FXX has set return dates for comedies It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Man Seeking Woman. Get the American Crime Story premiere date and more after the jump.  Read More »

American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson Teaser Trailers

Fox has released another set of trailers for Ryan Murphy‘s American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson, a new series which will premiere on FX in February 2016. One of the new trailers gives us our first look at John Travolta as O.J. Simpson‘s defense attorney, Robert Shapiro, while the other obscures Cuba Gooding Jr. as O.J. Simpson. Watch the American Crime Story trailers now embedded after the jump.

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American Crime Story teaser

FX is doubling down on Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk this TV season. Next month marks the premiere of their American Horror Story: Hotel — the fifth season in the ongoing horror anthology series — while midseason kicks off their brand-new true crime anthology series, American Crime Story, with The People v. OJ Simpson.

Which means FX has no time to waste with promotion. The first American Crime Story teaser has just hit the web, along with a new Lady Gaga-centric American Horror Story: Hotel teaser and a more in-depth featurette. Watch them all after the jump.  Read More »

John Travolta american crime story

John Travolta‘s had one of those amazing careers where each generation knows him for something different. The youngest kids probably know him mostly for his slip up at the 2014 Oscars. The generation before that, as the guy who made a big comeback in Pulp Fiction. Before that, the musical movie star of classics like Grease and Saturday Night Fever. But it sometimes gets forgotten that Travolta first rose to prominence on TV. He played Vinnie Barbarino on Welcome Back Carter before all of that and, later this year, he returns to that medium for the first time in a long time.

Travolta has just signed to co-star in Ryan Murphy‘s new miniseries, American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson. The first season will follow the famous murder case with Cuba Gooding Jr. playing Simpson. Travolta will play Robert Shapiro, one of Simpson’s defense lawyers. We’ve got more on the John Travolta American Crime Story news below. Read More »

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Cuba Gooding OJ Simpson

Showrunner Ryan Murphy has made a name for himself by freaking people out. Whether it’s the twists of American Horror Story, the tension of Nip/Tuck or the singing in Glee, he loves to put something provocative on the screen. His latest project is going to do something similar, but in a very different way. We already knew he was starting a new miniseries called American Crime Story for which each season will be about one specific real-life crime drama from American history. We also knew season one would be about arguably the most famous case in recent memory, titled American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson.

Now we know the players. Cuba Gooding Jr. will play Simpson in the FX miniseries and Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story) has been cast as lawyer Marcia Clarke. Read more about the OJ Simpson TV series below. Read More »