“American Horror Story” creator Ryan Murphy is bringing us another anthology series (with a lazy name) courtesy of FX. The network has greenlit a 10-episode order for the true-crime anthology according to Variety.
Season one of ACS will follow the case and trial of Orenthal James Simpson who, in 1994, was accused on murdering his ex-wife and Ron Goldman. To this day it is largely believed that the jury made a mistake and OJ is quite guilty of the crime.
“The O.J. case was as tragic as it was fascinating – it seemed like everyone had a stake in the outcome. It was really the beginning of the modern tabloid age,” Murphy said.
Murphy and his longtime production partner Brad Palchuk will produce the series. Writers Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski adapting Jeffrey Toobin’s OJ book, The Run of His Life: The People v. OJ Simpson.
FX Networks CEO John Landgraf said,
“Time and time again, Ryan Murphy has transformed the medium of television by redefining genres and formats as he did with Nip/Tuck, Glee and the American Horror Story franchise, and we expect the same of American Crime Story.”
Much like his acclaimed series, “American Horror Story,” ACS will feature a different true crime tale every season. It will also change cast members and/or change cast members roles in each season.
Murphy is expected to direct at least the first episode of the series.
According to FX, production will begin early next year.