Marking 20 years since viewers sat around their televisions to watch the verdict of the “trial of the century,” LMN and A&E will pair up to revisit the criminal and civil trials against O.J. Simpson in two event specials.
The networks will air two consecutive documentaries about the high-profile trial: “The Secret Tapes of the O.J. Case: The Untold Story” and “O.J. Speaks: The Hidden Tapes.” Both specials promise to grant “unprecedented access” to the trial that the nation watched two decades earlier.
The LMN special, “The Secret Tapes of the O.J. Case: The Untold Story,” will unveil new details and rare footage regarding the criminal trial, including a never-before-heard audio of Simpson before the infamous Bronco chase.
The A&E special, “O.J. Speaks: The Hidden Tapes,” will go inside the civil suit against Simpson for the wrongful deaths of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. It is set to reveal exclusive deposition tapes that have been locked away for two decades.
Simpson was found not guilty of the murders of his ex-wife and Goldman in the criminal case.
Both event specials are produced by ABS Productions. Stephen Auerbach, Chuck Braverman and Lawrence Schiller serve as executive producers with the networks’ Laura Fleury and Peter Tarshis.
The “trial of the century” is also set to make a comeback on FX with Ryan Murphy’s latest project, “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson.”
“The Secret Tapes of the O.J. Case: The Untold Story” premieres at 8 p.m. Sept. 30 on LMN. The two-hour special, “O.J. Speaks: The Hidden Tapes,” airs 9 p.m. Oct. 1 on A&E.
(Pictured: “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson”)