American Crime Story is an American true crime anthology television series created by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski which focuses on some of the biggest true crime stories ever, unpacking a new case each season.
Based on the book The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson by Jeffrey Toobin, the first season is a look at the O.J. Simpson trial told from the perspective of the lawyers.
It explores the chaotic behind-the-scenes dealings and manoeuvering on both sides of the court, and how a combination of prosecution overconfidence, defense shrewdness, and the LAPD's history with the city's African-American community gave a jury what it needed: reasonable doubt.
From executive producers Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski and Brad Falchuk, American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson stars John Travolta, Cuba Gooding Jr., Sarah Paulson, David Schwimmer, Courtney B. Vance, Sterling Brown, Nathan Lane, Kenneth Choi, Christian Clemenson and Bruce Greenwood.
The series is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions.