A&E is readying a new doc focused on O.J. Simpson, analyzing the details that led to his conviction for armed robbery in 2008.
The two-hour special, Guilty: The Conviction of O.J. Simpson, will premiere in October.
Produced by Outpost Entertainment in association with Martin Literary Management, the special will take viewers back to the scene of the crime in the Palace Station Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada and re-examine the details that led to Simpson’s verdict.
Simpson was convicted of armed robbery and kidnapping after he and a group of men broke into the hotel and stole sports memorabilia items at gunpoint in 2007. Simpson was sentenced to a prison term of nine to 33 years with parole eligibility. Nevada’s parole board will decide Thursday (July 20) whether or not to grant Simpson release.
Guilty: The Conviction of O.J. Simpson will provide new details about the case, including previously unreleased audio tapes, never-before-seen files and exclusive interviews with judge Jackie Glass, who was assigned to the case, detective Andy Caldwell and DA David Roger, as well as interviews with detective Eddie LaNeve, robbery sgt. Rod Hunt and bail bondsman Miguel Periera.
Forensic psychologist, Dr. Robert Schug, analyzes Simpson’s behavior to create a fact-based profile of his psychological makeup. The special examines his state of mind and how it affected the way the Las Vegas Police Department approached his case.
In 1995, the former NFL running back was acquitted of charges in the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman. The trial was a media spectacle and became the subject of several documentaries, including the 2017 Oscar-winning feature O.J.: Made in America from director Ezra Edelman.
Guilty: The Conviction of O.J. Simpson’s executive producers for Outpost Entertainment are Jodi Flynn, David George, Simon Thomas, Brent Jacoby, Michael Maloy and Sharlene Martin. Executive producers for A&E are Elaine Frontain Bryant and Brad Abramson.
A+E Networks holds worldwide distribution rights for the special.