‘American Crime Story’ Teaser: The People v. The Back of O.J. Simpson’s Head
FX Ryan Murphy mystery American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson has made curious choices teasing its 2016 debut, first presenting hilarious photos of the cast, then focusing solely on their voices, and now the back of their heads. Literally follow the American Crime Story cast with our first official footage of the new series! Maybe!
The latest look at American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson highlights some pretty specific imagery (if not actual footage), following around its distinguished cast through what appears to be various stages of the case. A man with a cell phone could well be John Travolta’s Robert Shapiro, while the final image seems to distinctly resemble Cuba Gooding Jr. in the title role.
The 10-episode miniseries follows Jeffrey Toobin book The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson, with episodes written by Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski, and directed by Ryan Murphy. Produced by Murphy, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Brad Falchuk and Dante Di Loretto, so reads the official synopsis for the new series, which begins production this year:
‘American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson’ is a look at the O.J. Simpson trial told from the perspective of the lawyers that explores the chaotic behind-the-scenes dealings and maneuvering on both sides of the court, 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.
Perhaps among the teaser, but also included among the cast are Sarah Paulson’s Marcia Clark, Courtney B. Vance’s Johnnie Cochran, David Schwimmer as Kardashian patriarch Robert, Billy Magnussen as Kato Kaelin, Selma Blair as Kris Jenner, Jordana Brewster as Denise Brown, Kenneth Choi as Judge Ito, Connie Britton as Faye Resnick, Bruce Greenwood as Gil Garcetti, Steven Pasquale as Mark Fuhrman, Sterling K. Brown as Christopher Darden, Malcolm-Jamal Warner as Al Cowlings, Evan Handler as Alan Dershowitz and Cheryl Ladd as Linell Shapiro.
Keeping to the American Horror Story model, subsequent seasons will follow other headline-making real-world crimes, though it’s unclear if the series would reuse cast members, like its predecessor.
Back your head into FX’s American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson above, and prepare for more Ryan Murphy madness in February 2016.
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