American Crime Story season 1
TV series “American Crime Story” is an anthology of the most famous crimes of America. Each season is a separately story based on real events. Season 1 “The People v. O.J. Simpson” is devoted to the case of the famous US football player OJ Simpson. O.J. is accused of the brutal murder of his ex-wife and her alleged lover. The famous athlete finally placed in a cell after his attempt to escape from the police. Ambitious American attorneys are his defenders: Robert Shapiro, Johnnie Cochran and a close friend of the accused, Robert Kardashian. The prosecution team are the leading state prosecutors led by District attorney Marcia Clark. One side has a compelling eyewitness, suspect’s blood at the murder scene and other evidence. In the arsenal of other side – many ways to sow the seed of doubt in the competence of evidence.
The murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman lead the LAPD to the home of O.J. Simpson
With O.J. Simpson missing in the white Bronco, Robert Shapiro and Robert Kardashian deal with the fallout, as the D.A.’s office and LAPD scramble to save face and find him.
Marcia Clark announces that O.J. Simpson has been charged. Robert Shapiro seeks advice from F. Lee Bailey and comes up with a provocative strategy. As Shapiro starts putting together “The Dream Team”, he must convince O.J. to hire Johnnie Cochran.
Johnnie Cochran brings an energy that transforms the case. As jury selection gets underway, the prosecution and defense seek out the assistance of jury research experts, who come back with some surprising results. Meanwhile, Faye Resnick publishes a tell-all book, complicating the court proceedings.
As the trial begins, Christopher Darden and Johnnie Cochran face off in court. Chris has doubts about Mark Fuhrman as a witness. The jury visits the crime scene.
As Marcia Clark juggles her home and work obligations, she starts to feel the public scrutiny of her appearance.
Conspiracy theories start to arise around the case. The prosecution debates whether they should have O.J. Simpson try on the gloves in court.
Months into the trial, cut off from their families, society and the media, the jurors grow stir crazy and start becoming unlikely targets for the prosecution and the defense. Meanwhile, the country gets an introduction to the science of DNA evidence.
Johnnie Cochran and F. Lee Bailey head across the country to get their hands on the Mark Fuhrman tapes. Judge Ito must decide whether the tapes, and the racial epithets they contain, are admissible.
In the season finale, the prosecution and defense make their closing statements; the jurors deliberate; and the verdict is given.