ESPN Releases Trailer for O.J. Simpson Documentary, ‘O.J.: Made in America’

The documentary series traces the rise and fall of O.J. Simpson.

— -- ESPN today released a trailer for "O.J.: Made in America,” its acclaimed five-part documentary examining the rise and fall of O.J. Simpson.

The documentary traces Simpson’s stardom in the NFL and crossover success as an actor and TV pitchman to his recent imprisonment for a robbery and kidnapping conviction years after he was acquitted of his ex-wife’s murder in a trial that captivated the nation.

The story will also examine the racial tensions that prevailed in Los Angeles at the time of the trial.

The once-beloved football player became infamous for beating murder charges in the 1994 deaths of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ron Goldman. He was acquitted in the sensational 1995 criminal trial, but was later found liable for the deaths in a subsequent civil suit brought by the families of Brown Simpson and Goldman.

The ESPN series comes at a time of renewed attention to the case and Simpson’s story.