If truth is stranger than fiction, then God only knows what we can expect from American Crime Story, Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk’s true-crime counterpart to the weird AF American Horror Story anthology. Premiering on February 2, the show’s inaugural season will recreate the 1994 media spectacle that was the OJ Simpson murder trial. Casting choices start off predictably enough and then veer straight into odd: Cuba Gooding, Jr. is Simpson (sure, fine, yes), Sarah Paulson is prosecutor Marcia Clark (classic Murphy), David Schwimmer is prosecutor Robert Kardashian (…questionable), and John Travolta is Robert Shapiro (huh?). Stranger than fiction indeed.
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