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An anthology series centering on history's most famous criminals, including O.J Simpson and Andrew Cunanan.
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 Elizabeth Cote 10 episodes, 2018
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 Michael D. Brown 10 episodes, 2018
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 Andrew Cunanan 10 episodes, 2018
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 Donatella Versace 10 episodes, 2018
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 Santo Versace 10 episodes, 2018
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 Jason Simpson 9 episodes, 2016
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The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story is a limited series that takes you inside the O.J. Simpson trial with a riveting look at the legal teams battling to convict or acquit the football legend of double homicide. Based on the book The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson by Jeffrey Toobin, 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. Written by FX Networks

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The trial isn't the whole story. This is.

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Season one stars David Schwimmer and Selma Blair, who play Robert Kardashian and Kris Jenner, both previously appeared in the Friends (1994) episode Friends: The One with Christmas in Tulsa (2002). However, this series was the first time they shared any screen time together. See more »

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On the show, the judge at the preliminary hearing was played by a man. In reality the judge was a woman, Kathleen Kennedy Powell. See more »

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Fantastic Casting--exception: OJ!
8 February 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This series is riveting, well directed, fast-paced and informative. The casting is marvelous with one little exception: OJ Simpson!! Cuba Gooding is a fantastic actor, but he completely fails to portray OJ Simpsons incredible charm and charisma that actually enabled him to sliver through years of abusive behavior and the cold-blooded double murder. Gooding is reactive and unsophisticated, while the cocksure Simpson is just missing. This is an incredible failure of casting where the remaining characters are spot on and compelling. Why not Dwayne Johnson or someone with the physical charisma and cool? Travolta deserves great kudos for taking this on, but one has to wonder why he allowed the utter miscasting of the major role. At any rate, this is a worthwhile series to watch and it surely is award-rich.


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