15 True Tales Ripe For Ryan Murphy’s American Crime Story

TV is about to get a whole lot creepier. FX announced Wednesday that it has ordered 10 episodes of American Crime Story, a new anthology series from American Horror Story mastermind Ryan Murphy.
The series will be based on true-crime tales pulled from the annals of America’s sordid past. The first season will be called American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson, and will focus on — you guessed it — the O.J. Simpson murder trial. The story will be told from the point of view of the lawyers involved with the case, and will “explore the chaotic behind-the-scenes dealings and maneuvering on both sides of the court,” according to a press release.
If the series does anywhere near as well as AHS (the fourth iteration of the show premiered October 8), we can expect more than one season from Ryan Murphy chronicling the true stories of people behaving badly. Luckily, America has been a hotbed of bizarre, disturbing, and unsolved crimes since its inception, so he’ll have no problem mining material from the history books. But, just in case, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most infamous crimes and criminals in American history. Thank us later, Ryan.

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