Ryan Murphy Wants ‘American Crime Story’ to Teach ‘Stuff That You Didn’t Know’
Ryan Murphy is a busy man, promoting not one, but 3 shows! He has the upcoming FOX horror comedy Scream Queens, the return of his hit FX series American Horror Story and the premiere of a new FX series, American Crime Story, to balance and recently he stopped by USA Today to give fans details on the latter.
American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson will star Cuba Gooding Jr. as O.J. and is based on based on the book The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson by Jeffrey Toobin and takes a look at the O.J. Simpson trial told from the perspective of the lawyers. The show will explore 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.
Ryan talked to USA Today about what fans should expect from the series and interestingly enough, he said that the goal of the show is to show bring sides of the trial to light that many may not know about.
“Our goal is to show you the behind-the-scenes mechanizations of crimes, stuff that you didn’t know,” Murphy says, speaking to USA TODAY after a screening this week of his new Fox comedy-horror series, Scream Queens. “When I read the scripts, I didn’t know half the stuff (that occurred). I’m like, ‘That happened? That happened?’ I think people will find them so illuminating. I did.”
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