Last year, I reported that Cuba Gooding Jr. was cast as O.J. Simpson in FX’s upcoming series, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.” Since then, I have literally been salivating at the mere thought of how amazing this series has the potential to be.
The network has finally blessed us with an official trailer for the show, which is set to premiere in February, and it’s everything I knew that it could be.
As previously reported, Courtney B. Vance has been cast to play Johnnie Cochran, and John Travolta will be playing Robert Shapiro. It’s executive produced by America Horror Story’s Ryan Murphy. A brief synopsis reads:
“The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” is a limited series that takes you inside the O.J. Simpson trial with a riveting look at the legal teams battling to convict or acquit the football legend of double homicide. Based on the book The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson by Jeffrey Toobin, it explores the chaotic behind-the-scenes dealings and maneuvering 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.
In one disturbing scene from the trailer, Robert Kardashian—who defended Simpson—is seen trying to talk the disturbed athlete out of killing himself in his daughter Kim Kardashian’s bedroom.
“Do not kill yourself in Kimmy’s bedroom,” Kardashian tells Simpson.
The 10-part miniseries airs Tuesday, February 2 on FX.
Peep the trailer below. Will you be watching?