Disney has announced that following their removal from Netflix earlier this year, the first two seasons of Ryan Murphy’s FX series, “American Crime Story” are going to be coming to Disney+ in the United Kingdom and Ireland on Wednesday 4th May 2022.
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
This limited series that takes you inside the O.J. Simpson trial with a riveting look at the legal teams battling to convict or acquit the football legend of double homicide. The series explores the chaotic behind-the-scenes dealings and maneuvering on both sides of the court, and how a combination of prosecution overconfidence, defense shrewdness, and the LAPD’s history with the city’s African-American community gave a jury what it needed: reasonable doubt.
From Executive Producers Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski and Brad Falchuk, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story stars John Travolta, Cuba Gooding Jr., Sarah Paulson, David Schwimmer, Courtney B. Vance, Sterling K. Brown, Nathan Lane, Kenneth Choi, Christian Clemenson and Bruce Greenwood.
It received 23 Emmy Award nominations, winning the most Emmy Awards (10) of any show that year including Outstanding Limited Series. It also won Golden Globe, BAFTA, AFI, TCA, Peabody, DGA, PGA and WGA awards.
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
This series profiles spree-killer Andrew Cunanan (Darren Criss), whose cross-country path of destruction earns him a spot on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted List before his murder of international fashion icon Gianni Versace (Edgar Ramírez) on the steps of Versace’s South Beach residence in 1997. The series examines how cultural homophobia and prejudice delayed law enforcement’s search for Cunanan, as well as Versace’s relationship with his sister and muse Donatella (Penélope Cruz). The Assassination of Gianni Versace is a story of failed ambition, and how the pursuit of an “American Dream” ended in murder and suicide.
Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Brad Falchuk, Alexis Martin Woodall, Dan Minahan, Tom Rob Smith, Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski are Executive Producers. It is written by Tom Rob Smith, and Ryan Murphy directed the premiere episode of the series, which stars Darren Criss, Edgar Ramírez, Penélope Cruz and Ricky Martin.
It received 19 Emmy Award nominations, winning seven Emmys including Outstanding Limited Series. It also won Golden Globe, AFI, TCA, PGA, WGA and GLAAD awards.
Both series are is produced by 20th Television and FX Productions.
Are you looking forward to watching either one of these “American Crime Story” series?
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