The People v. O.J. Simpson: An American Crime Story has already been called “the best new show of the winter,” and it hasn’t even premiered yet. But the reviews have come in, and we're not going to be disappointed. This latest addition to FX’s Thursday night lineup is exactly what we need right now to feed into our true crime obsession.
The People v. O.J. Simpson series is the brainchild of mega director/producer Ryan Murphy – who’s behind other popular series like Glee and American Horror Story — and follows one of America’s greatest true crime stories: the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson, the ex-wife of accused football legend O.J. Simpson.
Many of us were just kids when this famous trial went down, but anyone who recalls at least some of the case remembers that the entire thing was a circus — the courtroom drama that played out on national TV, the surprising verdict, and all the unanswered questions. That’s why we’re so excited to finally get a look behind the scenes (albeit a dramatized one) to learn everything that went on outside the media.
So here are six reasons we’re patiently waiting on the edge of our seats for tonight’s premiere.
It's the original true crime story
Before we were addicted to Making a Murderer or even Serial, we were glued to our TVs watching the O.J. Simpson trial.
There's an amazing cast
Cuba Gooding, Jr., John Travolta, Selma Blair, and David Schwimmer all on the same screen, need we say more?
So many unanswered questions
Like what was up with that whole car chase with the white Bronco?
Getting to know Robert Kardashian
Before everyone was Keeping Up With the Kardashians, the famous family was actually very close to this trial. Robert Kardashian, Sr. was one of O.J. Simpson's defense attorneys and former wife Kris Jenner (who, by then, was married to Bruce Jenner) was very good friends with the victim.
FX nails it every time
From The Americans and Fargo to Sons of Anarchy and American Horror Story, FX knows a thing or two about great TV.
We all know some part of the story
Whether we remember O.J. Simpson as a football superstar, or we're just excited to get that much closer to the Kardashians, we all know something related to this story, which makes it all that much more interesting.