Guests: Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski
Race, sexism, class and fame were all at the heart of how the OJ Simpson trial unfolded, themes that still resonate two decades later. The new hit series on FX ‘The People vs OJ Simpson: American Crime Story’ follows the 1994-95 trial of OJ Simpson for the horrific murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman.
On this episode we are joined by showrunners Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski to discuss their new hit series on FX ‘The People vs OJ Simpson: American Crime Story’. The ten part series is based on the Jeffery Toobin book ‘The Run of His Life’ and it examines the racial tensions of Los Angeles, the flaws in the American justice system, our obsession with celebrity and the 24 hour news cycle.
The outstanding cast of the show includes John Travolta as the larger than life litigator Robert Shapiro, David Schwimmer as OJ’s best friend Robert Kardashian, Sarah Paulson as the scrutinized prosecutor Marcia Clark, and Cuba Gooding Jr as OJ Simpson.
The series is now showing on FX in the U.S. and premieres in Sweden on March 6th on SVT 1 and SVT Play.
Photo Credit: Prashant Gupta, FX Networks
Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski are both writers and producers know for their work on ‘Ed Wood’, ‘Man on the Moon’, ‘The People vs Larry Flint’ and the recent hit FX show ‘The People vs OJ Simpson: American Crime Story’.