Martin Sheen Producing New Series Aiming to Prove O.J. Simpson's Innocence
Fresh off the heels of FX’s blockbuster bioseries, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, actor Martin Sheen will be executive producing and narrating a series that aims to prove the football legend's innocence in the 1994 murders of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend, Ronald Goldman.
The series, Hard Evidence: O.J. Is Innocent, will air on Investigation Discovery early next year.
Sheen says the program will show how the jury reached the correct decision in the 1995 murder trial which was dubbed “The Trial of the Century.”
The show will offer new evidence and theories based on decades of work by private detective William C. Dear based on his 2012 book, O.J. Is Innocent and I Can Prove It.
Sheen told The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday: “What if there were enough evidence that proved O.J. Simpson did not murder his ex-wife Nicole or Ron Goldman? What if the real killer were still at large? And finally, what if a grand jury convened to reconsider the case based on new evidence?"
Dear also told the Reporter: "I'm hoping that when we do this series, the evidence should be more than enough to get a grand jury indictment. If I accomplish that, I will have accomplished a great deal in my life. I've done the best I can, and I'm excited about the fact that finally I can get it out there."
Simpson was famously acquitted of the murders of his ex-wife and Goldman in 1995.
In a 1997, he was found liabale in a civil trial for the deaths of Brown and Goldman.
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story will air it’s final episode on Tuesday.