FX is keeping “The People v. O.J.: American Crime Story” producers Brad Simpson and Nina Jacobson in the family. The networks’ studio, FX Productions, has just signed the two and their production company, Color Force, to an exclusive overall TV production deal.
Simpson and Jacobson are already working with Ryan Murphy on the next season of “American Crime Story,” which takes place in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
“John Landgraf and his team at FX have the taste, talent and conviction to inspire the creators who work with them,” Simpson and Jacobson said in a statement. Their unwavering support and encouragement made ‘The People V OJ Simpson: American Crime Story’ one of the most creatively gratifying experiences of our careers.”
“The People v. O.J. Simpson” was nominated for 22 Emmys this year, and won nine of them, including three acting awards for Sarah Paulson, Sterling K. Brown and Courtney B. Vance.
Color Force also has a number of film projects in the works, but the FXP deal doesn’t include them — film development falls under Color Force’s current first-look deal with Fox 2000.
Color Force’s other TV projects in development include an adaptation of graphic novel “Y: The Last Man” by Brian K. Vaughan.