Thousands of viewers have tuned in to FX’s hit limited-series, American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson since its debut earlier this year. The program revisits Simpson’s 1994-95 murder trial, but from the perspective of the legal teams and the jury. Now, you’ll be able to view the entire real-life case next month.
According to Variety, a program titled The Real O.J. Simpson Trial will air on April 3 on the Esquire Network. The show will premiere in a marathon spanning 12 hours, and features pertinent testimonies, and the verdict that stunned the world.
On the subject of portraying Simpson, actor Cuba Gooding Jr. revealed to The Hollywood Reporter that he refused to meet with the 68-year-old to get an understanding of his demeanor.
“He was the O.J. Simpson whom everyone loved, not just an athlete but a movie star. And in that cage, he’s a broken man,” he said. “Now if I did a movie about O.J. Simpson in jail, I would do everything I could to sit with him and get into his mindset today, but I wanted to understand who he was when this crime happened.”
On the deaths of Nicole Brown and Ronald Goldman, Gooding also shared that after one certain day of filming he broke down. “I went to my trailer and I couldn’t stop crying because I never [even considered the loss] for the Goldman or Brown family,” he said.