American Crime Story

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American Crime Story
Based on
  • The Run of His Life: The People v. O. J. Simpson
    by Jeffrey Toobin (s. 1)
  • Vulgar Favors: Andrew Cunanan, Gianni Versace, and the Largest Failed Manhunt in U.S. History
    by Maureen Orth (s. 2)
  • A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Story of the Sex Scandal That Nearly Brought Down a President
    by Jeffrey Toobin (s. 3)
Developed by
StarringSee List of American Crime Story cast members
ComposerMac Quayle
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes29 (list of episodes)
Executive producers
  • Chip Vucelich
  • John Travolta
  • Alexis Martin Woodall (s. 1)
  • Eric Kovtun
  • Lou Eyrich
  • Eryn Krueger Mekash
  • Beanie Feldstein
  • Monica Lewinsky
Production locations
CinematographyNelson Cragg
  • Adam Penn
  • C. Chi-Yoon Chung
  • Stewart Schill
Running time42–74 minutes
Production companies
Original release
ReleaseFebruary 2, 2016 (2016-02-02) –
present (present)
American Story

American Crime Story is an American anthology true crime television series developed by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski.[3]

The first season, titled The People v. O. J. Simpson, presents the murder trial of O. J. Simpson, based on Jeffrey Toobin's book The Run of His Life: The People v. O. J. Simpson.

The second season, subtitled The Assassination of Gianni Versace, is about the murder of designer Gianni Versace by spree killer Andrew Cunanan.

The third season, titled Impeachment, is about the impeachment of 42nd President of the United States Bill Clinton for charges of perjury and obstruction of justice. The season came out on September 7, 2021.

The series is broadcast on the cable television channel FX in the United States. It premiered on February 2, 2016.[4][5][6]

Another season, based on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, was in development, but FX announced in February 2019 that production on the season has been scrapped.[7]

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Known as Fox 21 Television Studios until 2020 and Touchstone Television until 2021
  2. 2.0 2.1 This amount represents the total qualified expenditures for the California Film & Television Tax Credit and excludes other non-qualifying costs.

References[change | change source]

  1. "2015 Pilot Production Report" (PDF). FilmL.A.: 15. Archived (PDF) from the original on November 14, 2020. Retrieved May 11, 2020. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  2. "2017 Pilot Production Report" (PDF). FilmL.A.: 14. Archived (PDF) from the original on June 26, 2019. Retrieved May 11, 2020. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  3. Rose, Lacey (22 August 2016). "Ryan Murphy Teases 'American Crime Story' Season 2, More 'American Horror Story' and Retooled 'Scream Queens'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 17, 2018.
  4. "American Crime Story: The People v. OJ Simpson – Launch". Youtube. FX Networks.
  5. Gelman, Vlada (January 18, 2015). "FX Boss Talks Ronald Reagan's Fargo Season 2 Role, The Americans' Future, Bridge Regrets and More". TVLine. Retrieved January 18, 2015.
  6. Daley, Megan (November 12, 2015). "FX announces premiere dates for American Crime Story and more". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved November 22, 2015.
  7. D'Alessandro, Anthony; D'Alessandro, Anthony (February 4, 2019). "FX Boss Says More Cycles Of Ryan Murphy's 'American Horror Story' & 'American Crime Story' On Horizon; But No 'Katrina'".