Ryan Murphy, the name synonymous with creativity, has created some of the most popular shows on television. From the hit series Glee to his provocative American Horror Story anthology, Murphy has consistently broached the entertainment industry with needles of innovation and now he is back with yet another anthology series ‘American Crime Story’! The extravagant show maker who has designed the series in a way to tell one true story per season has managed to find drama for its first installment in one of the most publicised criminal trials in the history of crime – The O.J. Simpson murder trial. Titled ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story’, the show that has been one of the most anticipated on global television, premieres in India this Monday, February 8th at 10 PM only on Star World Premiere HD – the channel that is tantamount to day and date television!
With its mix of race, gender, celebrity status and politics, the OJ Simpson trial gripped America in 1995 and 20 years after the verdict, Ryan Murphy’s 10-part series revisits and unfolds the events of the eight-month criminal trial wherein a famous basketball player and actor (O.J. Simpson) was accused of brutally killing his wife (Nicole Brown Simpson) and her friend (Ronald Goldman). The case that started off as a high profile celebrity case quickly went on to become famous with a magnitude that affected the American economy greatly costing the nation an estimated $480 million in loss output on the day of the verdict. The series focusses on exploring the chaotic behind-the-scenes dealings and manoeuvring 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.