New O.J. Simpson documentary announced on day of parole hearing
The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story reminded the nation of the intense media circus that arose around the infamous trial in 1995, which is now getting a resurgence thanks to a recent flurry of documentaries and shows on the subject and the beginning of Simpson’s parole hearings related to robbery and kidnapping charges from 2007. Now, another doc has been scheduled for October, when Simpson could be potentially released from prison.
On Thursday, A&E’s executive vice president and head of programming Elaine Frontain Bryant announced Guilty: The Conviction of O.J. Simpson, a two-hour special revisiting the trial with previously unreleased audio tapes and files. With subjects like Judge Jackie Glass and Las Vegas lead Detective Andy Caldwell, the doc seeks to examine Simpson’s state of mind and how it affected the police department’s approach to the situation.
The news comes as Simpson will plead his case to the Nevada Board of Parole at 10 a.m. PT on Thursday.
“A&E continues to create timely thought-provoking programming that truly resonates with our true-crime enthusiast audience,” Bryant said in a statement. “Over the past two decades, the fascination with O.J. Simpson only continues to grow and we are dedicated to bringing a fresh new look into his most recent case through exclusive interviews and footage.”
In addition to FX’s Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning event series, the story of Simpson and his trial has been widely chronicled through works like ESPN’s O.J.: Made in America, Investigation Discovery’s Is O.J. Innocent? The Missing Evidence, and A&E’s previous documentary O.J. Speaks: The Hidden Tapes.
Guilty is executive-produced by Bryant, Brad Abramson, Jodi Flynn, David George, Simon Thomas, Brent Jacoby, Michael Maloy, and Sharlene Martin.