03/20/2013 04:49 pm ET

O.J. Simpson TV Show In Development At Fox

Fox is working on a TV series about O.J. Simpson.

The miniseries, tentatively titled "The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson," is written by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski and is based on Jeffrey Toobin’s book of the same name.

The O.J. Simpson TV event will take viewers back to the days of Simpson's murder trial and promises to go "behind the scenes of 'The Trial of The Century,' driven by the nonstop plot of a courtroom thriller and presenting the story of the trial as it has never been told."

Fox is also working on a remake of "Shogun." Based on James Clavell's novel and set in the 17th Century, "Shogun" tells the story of John Blackthorne, a sailor who becomes a samurai. "Shogun" hails from producers Michael De Luca and Nigel Williams.

“These are both epic stories -- one fiction, one fact -- that have captivated millions of people worldwide. They’re riveting and emotional, with unique historic backdrops that lend themselves to the high-quality, dramatic event series we’re looking to make,” Shana C. Waterman, senior vice president of event Series & multi-platform programming at Fox, said in a statement. “Since we announced our first two projects, 'Wayward Pines' and 'Blood Brothers,' we’ve received an overwhelmingly positive response from the creative community, and we’re ecstatic to have feature talent like Michael DeLuca, Nigel Williams, Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson working to bring these stories to life at Fox.”

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