ESPN’s 7 Hour 30 For 30 Documentary ‘O.J.: Made in America’
In 2010, the network’s 30 for 30 documentary series presented an episode titled “June 17, 1994,” which chronicled the dramatic day and night of Simpson’s infamous white Bronco chase. But that event, and the subsequent trial, is only a piece of the sprawling, vivid mosaic on display in O.J.: Made in America. Directed by 30 for 30 veteran Ezra Edelman, the seven-and-half-hour series will premiere with the opening episode on ABC on June 11 at 9 p.m. ET.
ESPN will then air and re-air the film in five parts beginning June 14. In addition, at the Tribeca Film Festival, the whole documentary (which producers intend to submit for Oscar consideration), will screen in a one-day marathon on April 23, followed by a Q&A with Edelman on April 24.
“This is not a film simply focused on the murders or the trial,” Edelman tells EW. In fact, the murders of Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman do not occur until the film’s third hour.
Check out the exclusive trailer below: