It’s pretty obvious that true crime is having a pretty big pop culture moment, thanks to zeitgeisty, water-cooler-ready phenomenons like Serial, NPR’s podcast about a real-life murder in 1999 Baltimore; and “The Jinx” HBO’s miniseries about real estate scion turned murder suspect Robert Durst, so it’s not too shocking that someone like Ryan Murphy is getting in on the action.
Murphy—the man behind other pop culture phenoms like “Glee” and “American Horror Story” is creating a new FX miniseries based on the famed OJ Simpson case. And—because Murphy is known to stick with actors he’s worked with before—he’s cast Season 1 AHS cast-member Connie Britton in the role of Faye Resnick, a close friend of the athlete’s ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson, and current AHS star Sarah Paulson, though we don’t yet know what role she’ll be playing.
“American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson” also features other big names, including John Travolta, Cuba Gooding, Jr., David Schwimmer, and Courtney B. Vance, and will air in 2016.