ESPN’s award-winning documentary series, “30 for 30,” continues on Saturday with the premiere of “O.J.: Made in America.” The five-part documentary, which chronicles the rise and fall of O.J. Simpson, comes just a few months after the finale of FX’s true crime series, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.”
ESPN’s “30 for 30” series premiered in 2009, but “O.J.: Made in America” is the network’s “most ambitious project yet,” revealing insight into the 1994 murders of Simpson’s ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Goldman. Directed by Ezra Edelman, the documentary event, which is more than seven hours long, will “revisit” and “redefine” the “Unforgettable Trial of the Century.”
The documentary will include more than 70 interviews, including one with Gil Garcetti, the Los Angeles district attorney at the time of the murder trial and father of the current mayor.
“Ezra, the director, had contacted me and had a number of conversations with me, and I continued to say no, as I had for 21 years,” Garcetti told “Good Morning America” about his involvement in the documentary. “It was my son who said, ‘Dad, it’s time for you to speak. No one knows the facts that you know, and I think you can really trust Ezra to do a professional job.’”
Besides the trial, the documentary will also cover Simpson’s 2007 arrest for kidnapping and armed robbery. He’s currently imprisoned at Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada.
Part 1 of the series will premiere on ABC on Saturday at 9 p.m. EDT. A replay of Part 1 will air on ESPN Tuesday at 7 p.m. EDT, followed by Part 2 at 9 p.m. EDT. Check out the full schedule below:
- Saturday, June 11, at 9 p.m. EDT on ABC
- Tuesday, June 14, at 7 p.m. EDT on ESPN
- Tuesday, June 14, at 9 p.m. EDT on ESPN
- Wednesday, June 15, at 7 p.m. EDT on ESPN
- Wednesday, June 15, at 9 p.m. EDT on ESPN
- Friday, June 17, at 7 p.m. EDT on ESPN
- Friday, June 17, at 9 p.m. EDT on ESPN
- Saturday, June 18, at 7 p.m. EDT on ESPN
- Saturday, June 18, at 9 p.m. EDT on ESPN