“The People V. O.J. Simpson,” the first season of FX’s true crime anthology series “American Crime Story,” received widespread critical acclaim, especially for Sarah Paulson’s performance as Marcia Clark, the head prosecutor in the O.J. Simpson murder trial. Paulson is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie at this year’s Emmy Awards, and Indiewire’s own Liz Shannon Miller says that, “in a cast packed with great performances, Paulson became the real star of the show.” Watch an exclusive clip from the home video release which features Paulson discussing the role.
Developed by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski (“Ed Wood,” “The People vs. Larry Flynt”), “The People V. O.J. Simpson” followed the O.J. Simpson murder trial in depth from the perspectives of the primary individuals involved. It was based on Jeffrey Toobin’s 1997 nonfiction book “The Run of His Life: The People v. O. J. Simpson,” and starred Cuba Gooding Jr. (“Jerry Maguire”), Sterling K. Brown (“Our Idiot Brother”), John Travolta (“Pulp Fiction”), David Schwimmer (“Friends”), and more. The series is executive produced by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, both of whom previously co-created the TV shows “Glee,” “American Horror Story,” and most recently, “Scream Queens.”
“The People V. O.J. Simpson” arrives on Blu-ray and DVD today, courtesy of FX.