Like the blurbs say, the trial wasn’t the whole story.
FX has released the first trailer for American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson and it’s a study in discomfort. Check it out after the break. American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simspon will premiere in early 2016.
Bruce Greenwood has played a lot of interesting characters over the course of his career, including JFK, the rebooted Star Trek’s Admiral Christopher Pike and the guy who got Joan to try cocaine on Mad Men.
Now he’s joined the cast of American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson as Los Angeles County District Attorney Gil Garcetti, the man who prosecuted O.J. Simpson.
The FX series is currently in production. For more, follow the jump.
The Book of Negroes is a mini-series adapting the novel by Laurence Hill – a story that follows the remarkable Aminata Diallo from prior to her kidnapping by slavers in Africa, through her time as a slave in South Carolina – owned by two very different types of slave owners, to seeking her freedom in New York, moving with black loyalists to Nova Scotia and thence to Sierra Leone before heading to London to help the abolitionist put a halt to the slave trade.
Summed up in a few words like that, it doesn’t seem like much, but the CBC/BET co-production covers a lot of history through the eyes of a single human being. The device of using a fictional protagonist – through whose eyes we see that history – makes the journey, which could have been perhaps too epic, more personal and thus more relatable.