Let the O.J. Simpson comparisons begin — Marcia Clark's new legal thriller gets picked up by ABC

Taryn Ryder
Writer, Yahoo Entertainment
Marcia Clark, O.J. Simpson, Robin Tunney, and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje. (Photo: Getty Images/ABC)

Talk about déjà vu.

ABC announced its fall 2018-19 lineup, and Marcia Clark’s new show, The Fix, is getting a lot of buzz. The official trailer was released today, and the three-minute video was a big flash from the past —  1995 to be precise.

The legal thriller follows Maya Travis, an L.A. district attorney who moves to Washington, D.C., after suffering a public defeat when prosecuting an A-list actor for double murder. Sound familiar? Eight years later, Travis returns to the Los Angeles D.A.’s office when this same celebrity is under suspicion for another murder.

Clark — who was the lead prosecutor in the O. J. Simpson murder case — is an executive producer and co-writer of the show. Naturally, the drama is only “loosely” based on her life. Robin Tunney, who starred in The Mentalist and The Craft, plays Maya Travis while Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Lost) takes on the role of famous actor turned suspect Sevvy Johnson.

Simpson was acquitted of murdering ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman but was later found liable for their deaths in civil court. He was released from prison in October 2017 after serving nine years for a Las Vegas kidnapping and armed robbery. He has kept a relatively low profile upon his release, but that might change. Simpson has been linked to various projects with Hollywood ties. Somehow, we don’t think he will be getting an invite for a cameo on The Fix.

Hey … the Sevvy Johnson character could have been an athlete. It’s very different! Check out the preview below.

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