On Sunday night, Fox will air a never before seen two-hour interview special of O.J. Simpson from 2006 titled “The Lost Confession”, hosted by former CNN news anchor Soledad O’Brien.
The interview was conducted by Judith Regan, who is no stranger to Simpson as she was set to publish his highly anticipated hypothetical book If I Did It back in 2007.
We were able to get an exclusive first look of the footage before it airs, where Simpson and Regan are seen sitting across from each other while discussing the events that led up to one of the most controversial criminal trials in America. Simpson gives us a peek into his complex psyche throughout the interview and reveals some shocking recollections of what “hypothetically” may have happened the night of the murders of Nicole Brown-Simpson and Ronald Goldman.
The interview was followed by a Q&A with the executive producer of the upcoming TV special, Terence Wrong. Wrong was able to give us his take on the inside look of what he calls “O.J.-ology”, “I felt like (the interview) was a little bit of an insider conversation for anybody who wasn’t really schooled in O.J.-ology”.
The TV event also includes a panel of various people tied to Simpson and the infamous trial including Regan, and the Simpson trial prosecutor Chris Darden who was not a part of the 2016 highly acclaimed five-part series based on the murder trial, O.J.: Made in America, but agreed to be involved in the panel due to his “curiosity”, according to Wrong. “I think the panel discussion kind of hones in on things that Judith (Regan) was unable to do”, he notes. There are other elements that impacted Simpson’s case besides what the general public has seen on TV and the panelists will join together Sunday night to analyze the interview.
According to Wrong, “this is him in his own words, giving you a window into his psychology and we’re not remaking O.J.: Made in America, we’re not sifting through the minutia of the trial or the missteps of the prosecution. We are just giving you a window into the psychology of a “maybe” killer”.
‘O.J. Simpson: The Lost Confession’ is set to air today Sunday, March 11 at 8 PM on FOX.