by Ross Via
Ryan Murphy, creator of American Horror Story and Glee, has forged another show from the depths of his creative mind to collect the interests of viewers amongst a vast bulk of generations, old and new. The show is set to focus on the trial of O. J. Simpson, and the personal stories of the jury members that remained unknown until now. “American Crime Story: The People vs. O. J. Simpson, depicts actors such as Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story alumni) as Marcia Clark, Cuba Gooding Jr. as O. J. himself, John Travolta as Robert Shapiro, and David Schwimmer as Robert Kardashian. “I know how much Marcia is identifiable, both in image and sound, because so many of us watched it,” says Sarah Paulson, “There was such an awareness to what she (Marcia Clark) represented in that time in our country’s history.” Sarah spent the last 8 months memorizing lines for her character on American Crime Story (ACS) while doing the same for playing dual roles on American Horror Story as Sally and Billie Dean Howard.
The show itself is a “sister” to American Horror Story (AHS), a show that has captured the country’s youth with horror and drama, and will be an anthology series focusing on an entirely different ensemble cast it’s next season. “This season, will take a look at the legal teams battling to convict or acquit the football legend of double homicide,” stated on the show’s official website. This series will review the untold trials and tribulations on both sides of the court. FX, the network provider of AHS and ACS, has renewed Crime Story for a second season before even airing its debut, and Horror Story for it’s sixth season, after starring Lady Gaga in a mysterious Hotel filled with ghosts and vampires. Season two of Crime story has been revealed to be about the tragic events surrounding Hurricane Katrina in 2005. ACS: The People vs. O. J. Simpson premiers Tuesday, February 2nd on FX at 10 pm.