O.J. Simpson (Cuba Gooding, Jr.) is going to trial.
In episode 2 of FX’s “The People v. O.J. Simpson,” fans watched as the former football star-turned fugitive took police on a wild goose chase down the San Diego Freeway. After hours of being trailed by the cops, O.J., a prime suspect in the murder case of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman, surrendered to the police at his Brentwood home. The installment concluded with O.J. getting handcuffed and being placed into the backseat of a police vehicle.
Episode 3, titled “The Dream Team,” will pick up with O.J. in jail and Marcia Clark (Sarah Paulson) doing everything in her power to keep him there. According to the synopsis, the prosecutor will announce to the public that O.J. Simpson “has been charged” with the murder of his ex-wife and her friend.
During a press conference, a reporter asks Marcia if its possible that O.J. could face the death penalty if found guilty of the crimes.
“I’d say everything is on the table,” Marcia responds in a sneak-peek clip from Season 1 of “American Crime Story.”
With potential death looming over his client’s head, Robert Shapiro (John Travolta) will run to F. Lee Bailey (Nathan Lane) for advice. The summary reveals that’s when Shapiro decides to put together “The Dream Team” — a high profile defense team made up of Bailey, Alan Dershowitz (Evan Handler), Robert Kardashian (David Schwimmer), Gerald Uelmen, John Yahoe and Carl E. Douglas.
While creating an unbeatable team, Shapiro realizes that he needs Johnnie Cochran (Courtney B. Vance) on their side. But audiences know that John has no interest on taking on this case.
“I like to win. [Simpson’s] case is a loser,” he said in the pilot episode when someone asked him if he would ever consider defending O.J.
But it looks like Johnnie will change his tune when the charming athlete asks for his help in episode 3 of “The People v. O.J. Simpson.”
Viewers can tune in to “The People v. O.J. Simpson” on Tuesday nights at 10 p.m. EST on FX.