FX’s American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson has cast another key player in the O.J. Simpson murder trial. Army Wives alum Sterling K. Brown has been cast as prosecutor Christopher Darden in the miniseries, which takes a look at the O.J. Simpson trial told from the perspective of the lawyers that explores the chaotic behind-the-scenes dealings and maneuvering on both sides of the court, and how a combination of prosecution confidence, defense wiliness, and the LAPD’s history with the city’s African-American community gave a jury what it needed: reasonable doubt.
Darden is a 15-year veteran lawyer with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office. Harried, overworked and underappreciated, he eventually finds himself as co-counsel, working alongside Marcia Clark (Sarah Paulson) to prosecute OJ Simpson. It is Darden who asks Simpson to try on the bloody gloves in one of the trial’s most talked about twists.
Darden joins Courtney B. Vance who plays Johnnie Cochran, John Travolta, who plays Simpson’s co-counsel Robert Shapiro; David Schwimmer, who plays another Simpson attorney, his confidant Robert Kardashian, Cuba Gooding Jr, who portrays Simpson; Connie Britton who plays Faye Resnick; and Paulson.
American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson is written by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski. Ryan Murphy is executive producing with fellow American Horror Story co-creator Brad Falchuk, Nina Jacobson & Brad Simpson, Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski.
Brown, who has done arcs on Supernatural and Person Of Interest. is repped by Innovative and JWS Entertainment.