Years after Fox decided to pull a controversial interview where O.J. Simpson plugged “If I Did It”—a book detailing how he would go about killing Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman if he had done it—the network will broadcast a special during which the controversial 2006 interview will be seen for the first time.
The two-hour special, called “O.J. Simpson: The Lost Confession?”, is hosted by Soledad O’Brien and will air Sunday, March 11 at 8 p.m. According to TVLine, the one-off special will feature a sit-down interview Simpson had with book publisher Judith Regan, who pushed to get “If I Did It” to press.
Publisher News Corporation ultimately scrapped the book deal following outcry from the public and victims’ families. In turn, two Fox specials that focused on the book were also scrapped, TVLine also reported.
“O.J. Simpson: The Lost Confession?” will also include a segment where O’Brien is joined by analysts who will dissect and provide context to the 2006 interview.
Simpson, now 70, was acquitted of the 1994 stabbing deaths in 1995. However, he was found liable for both murders in civil court and was ordered to pay $33.5 million in restitution to the victims’ families.
Though the special will air with limited interruptions, it will feature public service announcements on domestic violence awareness, Deadline wrote.
A teaser for the upcoming special can be viewed below:
[Featured Image: O.J. Simpson/Los Angeles Police Department]