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Watch: First Trailer For ESPN’s Epic 7½-Hour Documentary ‘O.J.: Made In America’

Watch: First Trailer For ESPN's Epic 7½-Hour Documentary 'O.J.: Made In America'

Two decades have passed since former football star O.J. Simpson was cleared of murdering his ex-wife Nicole Brown and her partner Ron Goldman, but the case continues to captivate. It served as the foundation for “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” the surprisingly well-received series dramatization. And ESPN is also going deep on the case and the man this year with “O.J.: Made In America,” and the first trailer has arrived for what looks like essential viewing.

READ MORE: How ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story’ Became A Triumphant TV Highlight Of 2016

Peabody and Emmy winner Ezra Edelman is at the helm of this massive, seven-and-a-half-hour look at a man who became a beloved football player, celebrity, actor and eventual criminal, tracking his rise and fall alongside the changes of race and class in America. Here’s the official synopsis:

It is perhaps the defining cultural tale of 20th-century America, one that centers around two of our country’s greatest fixations: race and celebrity. Directed by Peabody and Emmy winner Ezra Edelman, “O.J.: Made in America” will explore these themes in tracing a personal journey, from how Orenthal James Simpson first became a football star, to why the country fell in love with him off the field, to his being accused of murdering his ex-wife, his subsequent acquittal and why he is sitting in jail 20 years later for another crime.

“O.J.: Made In America” premiered at Sundance, and will hit Hot Docs and Tribeca before hitting TV in June. Watch below.

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