Brace Yourselves, a Five-Hour OJ Simpson 30 for 30 Documentary Is Coming
This fall will mark the 20th anniversary of the not guilty verdict in the OJ Simpson murder trial. It should hardly come as a surprise that ESPN has an OJ Simpson 30 for 30 documentary in the works.
What might come as a bit of a surprise is the estimated length of the film, which is five hours.
The cat was let out of the bag last week when 30 for 30 co-creator Bill Simmons went on Dan Le Batard‘s radio show. After that, Buffalo News writer Alan Pergament said the film’s producers were interviewed off-camera last October, and that they planned to broach the topic of racial attitudes toward Simpson from his college days at USC all the way up until the murders, presumably to set the actual trial in a social context.
Of course, ESPN still won’t officially confirm the documentary, so we don’t know when it will come out. But you can bet it will be some time around October 3.
Hat Tip – [Awful Announcing]