18. American Crime Story: The People V. OJ Simpson
Ryan Murphy is at it again. Not content with ruling the TV landscape with the likes of Glee, American Horror Story, and Scream Queens in the last few years, he's tackling yet another subject matter in what is set up to be one more anthology series to add to his resume. American Crime Story will chronicle a different true life crime from American history each year, and the first is taking on one of the biggest scandals of the last 20 years: the trial of O.J. Simpson. Similarly exciting behind-the-scenes talent includes the creators of the show, Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, aka the duo who wrote Tim Burton's Ed Wood. There's a star-studded cast for this one as well, including John Travolta as Robert Shapiro, David Schwimmer as Robert Kardashian, and Cuba Gooding Jr. as O.J. himself. Murphy's series have been a bit of a mixed bag, but with some real talent to this one, and a fairly well-known, popular story, there is a lot of promise. It premieres on FX on February 2.
NCTJ-qualified journalist. Most definitely not a racing driver. Drink too much tea; eat too much peanut butter; watch too much TV. Sadly only the latter paying off so far.
A mix of wise-old man in a young man's body with a child-like wonder about him and a great otherworldly sensibility.