VARIETYExecutive Editor, TV
Let’s get what we all knew was coming out of the way: In the series, as in life, O.J. Simpson was acquitted of the charges against him. But the not guilty verdict was never the point. For the producers of FX’s “The People v. O.J. Simpson,” their story was always about the journey, not the destination.
'American Crime Story' writers on how they built suspense into the ending we knew was coming
Not, of course, the outcome of the infamous trial of the century as depicted in the tenth and final episode of American Crime Story: The People Vs. O.J. Simpson. That, we all knew, was coming. And not the depiction of the acquittal and its immediate aftermath, either.
After the previous nine searing but sensitive, often soulful, sometimes satiric episodes exploring the inherent issues and personalities at the heart of the Trial of the Century, it seemed fairly certain that the finale would stick the landing, and it did.
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