Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski, Jeffrey Toobin, D. V. DeVincentis, Joe Robert Cole, Tom Rob Smith, Maya Forbes, and Wallace Wolodarsky (writers), 10 episodes, Ryan Murphy, Anthony Hemingway, and John Singleton (directors) The People vs O. J. Simpson: An American Crime Story / 2016
The fact that Clark was, at the very same time, experiencing the most difficult aspects of a divorce from her husband—a man determined to take her children away from her—is an even more startling fact in this film of larger-than-life revelations; and that she might have developed a near-romantic relationship with Darden truly reveals her need and humanity. The beautiful scene in which she joins him on a trip to Darden’s old friend in Oakland shows us a Clark that might never have been imagined during her duty as a trial lawyer. She knows how to engage people and to truly tell them a narrative (one of the sub-themes of this movie) better than anyone.
I might just add, my dear friend and former editor, Diana Daves, appeared for several episodes as a juror, who was later dismissed because, without her knowing it, she shared an arthritis doctor with Simpson. I believe her replacement on the jury was the character described as “the demon,” who, despite her belief that Simpson was guilty, was convinced by the majority that she should change her verdict.