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'American Horror Story' Spin-Off, 'American Crime Story' will Feature The O.J. Simpson Trial

FX is getting ready for an 'American Horror Story' companion series called, 'American Crime Story' and the first season will center on O.J. Simpson.

According to Deadline, FX and Ryan Murphy are expanding the American Horror Story franchise to create another anthology series but, focused on the biggest true crimes in history.
the new series, American Crime Story, is launching with one of the most famous cases of the past few decades: the murder trial of O.J. Simpson. FX has given a 10-episode, straight-to-series order to American Crime Story: The People Vs. O.J. Simpson. [Deadline>
The first installment will be based on the book 'The Run of His Life: The People V. O.J. Simpson' by Jeffrey Toobin. The series will be directed by Murphy from a script by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski from The People Vs. Larry Flynt. The O.J. Simpson trial is a landmark case which had a large majority of America divided. Many African Americans believed he was framed while many Caucasians believed that he was guilty of murdering his wife and friend. According to reviews of the book, 'The Run of His Life: The People V. O.J. Simpson' by Jeffrey Toobin the new TV series may not take a very unbiased approach to what occurred on that tragic night.
The purpose of this book is clearly not to change any minds about the substantial issues of the case itself, about which everyone seems to be intractable. Even though Toobin is one of the more objective (though not uninvolved) observers of the case and his point of view rings more true than that of the participants, the stereotypical white reader will agree with most of what's in this book, and the stereotypical black reader will find many faults. [via]
Moreover, Murphy is best known for creating/co-creating a number of television series including PopularNip/TuckGleeAmerican Horror Story, and The New Normal. This new TV series looks like it will be more of a challenge for Ryan Murphy since most of his productions are exaggerations of reality while a crime story will have to be more realistic than an Episode of Nip/Tuck.
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