Viewers revisited the murder trial of O.J. Simpson already this year in FX's The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. That series had glitter: Cuba Gooding Jr. played Simpson, John Travolta was Robert Shapiro. Ratings — and critical acclaim — were through the roof.
Now, a more nuanced, spectacular and broader investigation of the case, and his life, arrives in O.J.: Made in America, a nearly eight-hour documentary series (Saturday, 9 ET/PT on ABC, concluding on ESPN June 14-18, 9 ET/PT). This time, the story starts in the 1960s, charting racial tensions with the Los Angeles police, Simpson's rise as a football star, pitchman and Naked Gun-anointed celebrity — and his distance from activism.
As Simpson famously put it, “I’m not black, I’m O.J.”