The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story is the first season of the FX true-crime anthology series, American Crime Story, succeeded by the following season The Assassination of Gianni Versace. Based on The Run of His Life: The People v. O. J. Simpson by Jeffrey Toobin, the series focuses on the trial of O. J. Simpson's murder upon Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Lyle Goldman.

The season has premiered on February 2, 2016 on the FX network and has ended with its final episode on April 5, 2016.


American Crime Story: The People v. O. J. Simpson is a look at the Simpson trial told from the perspective of the lawyers that explores the chaotic behind-the-scenes dealings and maneuvering on both sides of the court, and how a combination of prosecution confidence, defense wiliness, and the LAPD’s history with the city’s black community gave a jury what it needed: reasonable doubt.





No. Episode Original air date Prod. number
1 "From the Ashes of Tragedy" February 2, 2017 1WAX01
2 "The Run of His Life" February 9, 2017 1WAX02
3 "The Dream Team" February 16, 2017 1WAX03
4 "100% Not Guilty" February 23, 2017 1WAX04
5 "The Race Card" March 1, 2016 1WAX05
6 "Marcia, Marcia, Marcia" March 8, 2016 1WAX06
7 "Conspiracy Theories" March 15, 2016 1WAX07
8 "A Jury in Jail" March 22, 2016 1WAX08
9 "Manna from Heaven" March 29, 2016 1WAX09
10 "The Verdict" April 5, 2017 1WAX10



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ACS The People v. O. J. Simpson logo



The introductory titlecard of each episode does not actually use the promotional logo as its text. In difference, it keeps a uniform Norwester typeface, saying "THE PEOPLE V. OJ SIMPSON", a separating horizontal line, with "AMERICAN CRIME STORY" below.

This is shared a common attribute with the titlecard of The Assassination of Gianni Versace, which also does not display the promotional logo.



ve Episodes
Season1logowhitetransparent "From the Ashes of Tragedy"
"The Run of His Life"
"The Dream Team"
"100% Not Guilty"
"The Race Card"
"Marcia, Marcia, Marcia"
"Conspiracy Theories"
"A Jury in Jail"
"Manna from Heaven"
"The Verdict"
Season2logotransparent "The Man Who Would Be Vogue"
"A Random Killing"
"House by the Lake"
"Don't Ask Don't Tell"