Next up for Ryan Murphy: exploring a different kind of freak show.
FX has ordered American Crime Story, a new anthology series from the Glee and American Horror Story creator, the first installment of which will chronicle the circus that was the O.J. Simpson trial in the 1990s.
Production on 10 episodes of American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson, whichwill be based on Jeffrey Toobin's book The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson, is scheduled to begin next year.
American Crime Story is intended to be a companion series to American Horror Story. Each season will focus on a different true crime story. Murphy is partnering with Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Brad Falchuk and Dante Di Loreto for the project.
"I have no doubt that Ryan and his partners ... 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," FX President John Landgraf said in a statement.
Added Murphy: "This is an exciting project for me. ... 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."
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