FX has released the first full trailer for American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson, the ten episode first season of their new anthology series from American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy which is set to premiere on Tuesday February 2nd at 10/9c.
From Ryan Murphy, 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.
The cast for the ten episode series 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, Courtney B. Vance as Johnnie Cochran, Selma Blair as Kris Jenner, Leonard Roberts as journalist Dennis Schatzman, Bruce Greenwood as Los Angeles County District Attorney Gil Garcetti and Nathan Lane as F. Lee Bailey.
The debut season of American Crime Story was initially set up as an event series at FX’s sibling Fox and is based on the book 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.
Check out the trailer below: