It may be hard to believe, but this fall marks 20 years since the O.J. Simpson trial, aka “the trial of the century” ended in Simpson’s acquittal of the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown-Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman.
Those who were glued to their television sets two decades ago will soon get to relive the drama as both A&E and The Lifetime Movie Network have announced plans to air specials surrounding Simpson’s civil and criminal trials that will give viewers “unprecedented access” to never before known information.
A&E’s special, “O.J. Speaks: The Hidden Tapes,” will take an in-depth look into the civil wrongful death lawsuits against the former football star by the families of both Brown-Simpson and Goldman. The special is slated to give viewers an exclusive listen to Simpson’s deposition tapes that have been tucked away since the trial in 1997.
Meanwhile, Lifetime will air “The Secret Tapes of the O.J. Case: The Untold Story,” which promises to reveal new details and rare footage of the landmark 1995 criminal trial, including a listen to some never before heard audio of Simpson recorded right before leading police on the infamous Bronco chase with his friend, A.C. Cowlings.
“The Secret Tapes of the O.J. Case: The Untold Story” is set to premiere on Lifetime on Sept. 30 at 8 p.m. EST; while “O.J. Speaks: The Hidden Tapes” will air as a two-hour special Oct.1 on A&E at 9 p.m.EST.