# Similar TV Shows Like American Crime Story (2006)
Released: 2 February 2016 (USA)
Runtime: 42 Min
Taglines: The trial isn’t the whole story. This is.
Genres: Biography | Crime | Drama
Writers: Scott Alexander , Larry Karaszewski
Actors: Cuba Gooding Jr. , Sarah Paulson , John Travolta
An anthology series centered around America’s most notorious crimes and criminals.
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.
There are few truly unifying events in American life. When something happens that makes the entire country stop and take notice, we remember it forever. Everybody remembers where they were when O.J. Simpson, riding in a white Bronco, led the police on a low-speed chase all over Los Angeles. This marked the emergence of the 24-hour news cycle and the birth of reality television.