Ryan Murphy accepts the award for outstanding television movie for ‘The Normal Heart’ at the Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Aug. 2014.

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By Sandra Gonzalez2014-10-07 17:50:26 UTC

FX has ordered another anthology series from producer Ryan Murphy.

The network announced on Tuesday that it has ordered 10 episodes of American Crime Story, which, similar to American Horror Story, will tackle a new real-life crime with every installment. Subtitled The People v. O.J. Simpson, Season 1 will be be based Jeffrey Toobin’s The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson.

The first two hours of American Crime Story will be penned by Golden Globe-winning screenwriters Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, best known for The People vs. Larry Flynt and Man on the Moon.

The duo is also set to serve as executive producers alongside Murphy, longtime producing partner Brad Falchuk, and Hunger Games producers Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson.

Murphy is set to direct the show, which begins production early next year in Los Angeles.

This marks the third collaboration between FX and Muphy, who also created Nip/Tuck.

“This is an exciting project for me,” Murphy said in a statement via the network, “as I’ve been looking for the right property which could serve as an extension of the American Horror Story brand I love so much. The O.J. case was as tragic as it was fascinating — it seemed like everyone had a stake in the outcome. It was really the beginning of the modern tabloid age.”

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