The Juice Is Loose: Ryan Murphy’s AMERICAN CRIME STORY To Focus On OJ Simpson

The creator of AMERICAN HORROR STORY is going after real life killer OJ Simpson. 

Looks like Ryan Murphy is done playing Mad Libs within American Horror Story itself, and has decided to think bigger by playing with the title and coming up with a whole new anthology series: American Crime Story. Personally, I'm still holding out for Ukrainian Barbie-Lady Story or Armenian Kickboxer Story. The possibilities are endless. Reach for the stars.

The new series has been given a 10-episode, straight-to-series order by FX (obviously) and will focus on some of the biggest true crime stories in recent history, kicking off with the sensational O.J. Simpson murder trial. I'm not quite sure where murder-clowns and witches and latex fit into all of... oh. I see where he's going. So this is basically like Ryan Murphy's lurid version of Law & Order: SVU, which seems redundant, but it's Ryan Murphy, and I am STOKED.

Titled American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson, the first season will be based on the book The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson, by Jeffrey Toobin. The first episode will be directed by Murphy and based on a script by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, the guys who wrote The People vs. Larry Flynt (I cannot even write that without hearing Courtney Love's hoarse, drug-addled voice screaming "LAAAAARRRRYYYYYYY").

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