Nashville and Friday Night Lights alum Connie Britton has joined the cast of FX’s American Crime Story, the latest anthology series from American Horror Story creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk.
American Crime Story will focus on a new “true crime” case each season. The 10 episode freshman run, subtitled The People V. O.J. Simpson, will explore the O.J. Simpson trial told from the perspective of the lawyers 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.
Connie Britton will play Faye Resnick, a close friend of murder victim Nicole Wallace. The casting was announced by creator, executive producer and showrunner Ryan Murphy on his Twitter Account. “Excited to announce my friend Connie Britton will play Faye Resnick in the upcoming FX miniseries The People v. O.J. Simpson”, he said.
The veteran actress, who starred in the first season of Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story, is the latest addition to a cast which includes John Travolta as Robert Shapiro, Cuba Gooding Jr as O.J. Simpson, David Schwimmer as Robert Kardashian, Sarah Paulson as Deputy DA Marcia Clark and Courtney B. Vance as Johnnie Cochran.
The debut season of American Crime Story is based on a book by CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin, with Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski penning the scripts. 20th Century Fox Television and FX Productions are producing with Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Brad Falchuk, Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski and Dante Di Loreto executive producing.