Ryan Murphy, creator of hit shows like American Horror Story, Glee, and Nip/Tuck, is ready to bring another winner to the viewing public.
The new series will bring true crime to the American Horror Story platform.
The new series is set to start filming in early 2015 in Los Angeles and will begin with a 10-episode series on O.J. Simpson called American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson.
The O.J. Simpson sequence is said to be based on a book called The Run of His Life: The People V. O.J. Simpson by Jeffrey Toobin and will be directed by Ryan Murphy.
“This is an exciting project for me, as I’ve been looking for the right property which could serve as an extension of the American Horror Story brand I love so much,” Ryan Murphy said.
— Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) October 7, 2014
He continued, “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.”
The Ryan Murphy-directed series featuring the O.J. Simpson trial will reportedly be told from the attorneys’ perspectives and will center around the drama that led up to the trial.
That story, and the many other news stories of our age that are sure to be featured on the show, have changed American history.
Ryan Murphy fans aren’t the only people getting pumped about the new series.
John Landgraf, CEO of FX Networks, said of the new Ryan Murphy venture,
“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.”
Landgraf continued, “Scott [Alexander] and Larry [Karaszewski] have adapted Jeffrey Toobin’s book into a masterful 10-hour piece. I have no doubt that Ryan [Murphy] and his partners Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Brad Falchuk, and Dante Di Loreto are going to make something very memorable here – and that it will be a spectacular first entry in what is destined to become a series of great true crime-based miniseries.”
Congratulations to Ryan Murphy on what is sure to be another masterpiece!