‘American Crime Story: The People V. OJ Simpson’ Cast

'American Crime Story: The People V. OJ Simpson' Cast

Tonight is the premiere of new show American Crime Story, which follows the story of the infamous O.J. Simpson murder trial. In 1994, Simpson was charged with the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman, but he was eventually acquitted of the crimes. The FX television series is modeled after author Jeffrey Toobin's book "The Run of His Life, The People vs. OJ Simpson" and it has already received raving reviews. With an all-star cast and an in-depth look at the trial that rocked the U.S. in the 1990s, it is sure to draw in a dedicated audience. The official synopsis of the show reads: The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story is a limited series that takes you inside the O.J. Simpson trial with a riveting look at the legal teams battling to convict or acquit the football legend of double homicide. Based on the book The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson by Jeffrey Toobin, it explores the chaotic behind-the-scenes dealings and maneuvering on both sides of the court, and how a combination of prosecution overconfidence, defense shrewdness, and the LAPD’s history with the city’s African-American community gave a jury what it needed: reasonable doubt. Here is a list of the first five episodes of the series: "From the Ashes of Tragedy", "The Run of His Life", "The Dream Team", "100% Not Guilty", "The Race Card". Now that you have a brief run-down on what to expect, click through our gallery of of the cast for the background on the real people they are portraying. (FX)