On Tuesday night, FX wraps up the first season of “American Crime Story.” The hit miniseries will return for a second season, but the topic will no longer be O.J. Simpson’s criminal trial. Instead, Season 2 will center on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
For those who have become hooked on “The People v. O.J. Simpson,” the case doesn’t have to end tonight. Multiple documentaries and books on Simpson and the deaths of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman have been produced over the years. Some new projects are even on the horizon. Check out all your options for continuing to learn about the “trial of the century”:
“30 for 30: June 17th, 1994” (2010)
This ESPN documentary from 2010 is currently available for streaming on Netflix. The documentary not only covers Simpson’s infamous car chase, but other “unconnected incidents” in the sports world.
“The Real O.J. Simpson Trial” (2016)
Following the success of “American Crime Story,” Esquire entered the ring with their own take on the O.J. Simpson criminal trial. On Sunday it aired a 12-hour special featuring archival footage from the courtroom. Reruns are currently airing on Esquire, as well as Oxygen. Check your local listings for times and episodes.
“O.J. Simpson Trial: The Real Story” (2016)
Investigation Discovery made a two-hour special this year to capitalize on the persistent interest surrounding the case. Like the Esquire documentary, this one features footage and audio clips. Check your local listings for rerun times.
“O.J. Made in America” (2016)
This five-part documentary from ESPN is part of its “30 for 30” series. The miniseries premiered at Sundance in January, and will get its television premiere on the network in June. The topic of race and celebrity will be explored through the “rise and fall” of Simpson.
“Hard Evidence: O.J. Is Innocent” (2017)
Martin Sheen is lending his voice to this Investigation Discovery series that will provide viewers with “new evidence” on the case. The special will also give an “alternative theory” of who killed Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. No premiere date has been announced yet.
“The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson” by Jeffrey Toobin (1997)
“The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” is based on lawyer Jeffrey Toobin’s 1997 book. A former prosecutor, Toobin explained the trial while giving readers an understanding of the criminal justice system.
“Without a Doubt” by Marcia Clark (1997)
Following the trial, prosecutor Martha Clark wrote a book with Teresa Carpenter to provide her opinion on the Simpson criminal trial.
“How I Helped O.J. Get Away With Murder” by Mike Gilbert (2008)
Simpson’s sports agent and business adviser discusses the murders and trial in this book. It features an alleged “confession” to Gilbert, as well as the supposed reason why O.J. killed his ex-wife and her friend.