2016 has been the year of reliving the O.J. Simpson murder trial in dramatic television, from The People v. O.J. to O.J.: Made in America. So of course Jimmy Kimmel kicked off the Emmy Awards with an O.J. spoof.
I’m a freshman in high school. After months of legal proceedings, the jury finally reaches a verdict in the O.J. Simpson case. For the only time in my four years of secondary education, everything stops. Several classes worth of kids pile into the only room on the hall with a cable television. The room is packed. Kids are literally sitting on each other's laps because there’s nowhere else for them to go. It gets quiet.
Each ‘American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson’ casting has proven more ridiculous than its predecessor, but Ryan Murphy’s new FX anthology series may yet have a sensible heart. Courtney B. Vance, husband to ‘American Horror Story’’s Angela Bassett, will attempt to don the gloves as Simpson’s famous lawyer Johnnie Cochran, according to reports.
By now we're admittedly used to the prospect of blockbuster cable TV series spawning "companion" spinoffs, but FX's newest 'American Horror Story' riff is by far the most perplexing yet. The network has officially placed an order for Ryan Murphy's 'American Crime Story' series, its first season subtitled 'The People v. O.J. Simpson,' and we assure you, this is not a joke.
Given all the recent upheaval surrounding FX's Charlie Sheen-centric 'Anger Management,' between Selma Blair's public expulsion and Brian Austin Green's ascension to series regular, the series' last insane casting choice would seem almost plausible. Outlets are reporting that convicted felon and scandalmaker O.J. Simpson could soon join the cast of 'Anger Management,' but is there any truth to the rumor?