New ESPN '30 For 30' Doc Explores Race In O.J. Simpson's Los Angeles
Fresh off the heels of The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, a new documentary will explore the Simpson's life before and after the so-called Trial of the Century, and the topic of race in L.A.
FX's The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story was the most-watched news series on cable in 2016, according to Variety. Now, ESPN has developed Made in America, a five-episode documentary about Simpson's life before and after the 1994 murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend, Ron Goldman, Entertainment Weekly reports.
The series is directed by Ezra Edelman (30 For 30), and will premiere on ABC on June 11.
Edelman told EW that the film does not revolve solely around the grisly crime or the sensational trial.
It is a much bigger story, one that explores O.J.'s life and how race and his pursuit of celebrity shaped it… while at the same time documenting the racial dynamics of L.A. and the relationship between its police force and black citizens—a relationship thrust front and center into the discussion of the murders, and one that proved a vital determinant in the outcome of the trial.