FX Orders Second Season of Ryan Murphy's 'Feud'
It seems that Ryan Murphy can do no wrong when it comes to the FX Network.
Academy Award®-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr. will play football star turned murder defendant O.J. Simpson and Emmy® Award and Golden Globe® Award nominated actress Sarah Paulson will portray prosecutor Marcia Clark in the first installment of Ryan Murphy’s new anthology miniseries for FX, American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson.
Cuba Gooding Jr. won the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Jerry Maguire in 1996 and has earned critical acclaim for his work in feature films and television. His feature credits include As Good as It Gets, Men of Honor, American Gangster, Red Tails and Lee Daniels’ The Butler. Gooding Jr. is currently appearing in theaters in Selma and is in production on The Book of Negroes. His television credits range from Hill Street Blues and MacGyver to the recent TV movie Summoned and the upcoming Comedy Central series Big Time in Hollywood, FL.
With the runaway success of the American Horror Story anthology series, CEO, FX Networks and FX Productions John Landgraf announced the new companion series American Crime Story. The new anthology series will focus on some of the biggest true crimes and will begin with one of the most famous cases ever, the trial of O.J. Simpson. The network has given a straight-to-series order to American Crime Story: The People Vs. O.J. Simpson and it will consist of 10 episodes.
The first installment, American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson, is based on the book The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson by Jeffrey Toobin. Murphy joins Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson (The Hunger Games, Diary of a Wimpy Kid) and Brad Falchuk (Glee, American Horror Story, co-created with Murphy) as Executive Producers of American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson, alongside writers Alexander and Karaszewski. Dante Di Loreto also serves as an Executive Producer, with Murphy set to direct. The first two hours of the miniseries will be written by Golden Globe-winning screenwriters Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski (The People vs. Larry Flynt, Ed Wood, Man on the Moon), who are Executive Producers of ‘ACS: O.J.’. Production begins early next year in Los Angeles. It is produced by FXP and Fox 21, the companies that co-produce the long-running hit series Sons of Anarchy for the network.