O.J. Simpson 'set for own reality show' if granted early release from prison

O.J. Simpson looks set to cash in on his notoriety once again if he’s released from prison later this year after serving just nine years of his 33-year sentence.

The 69-year-old is reportedly being lined up for his own reality show or documentary if a parole hearing in July goes his way.

If it does, it means O.J. could be back on the streets as early as October and walk straight into a lucrative deal.

OJ Simpson could get his own reality show (Photo:Rex)

According to TMZ, they contacted a ‘number of reality TV production companies, TV agents and platforms where such a show could run’, and reported that ‘some producers are getting ready to scramble to sign him.’

If previous shows about the former American football player’s life are anything to go by, whatever comes of his release is likely to be a huge success.

American Crime Story: The People Vs OJ Simpson, a dramatisation of his 1994-1995 trial for the murders of ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman (of which he was later acquitted), swept the board at the 2016 Emmys, taking home nine trophies from its 22 nominations.

American Crime Story: The People Vs O.J. Simpson (©FX)

Meanwhile OJ: Made In America, a documentary about his life, recently picked up the Best Documentary prize at the Oscars.

October 1 is the earliest possible parole date for the former NFL star, and it is expected that a parole board will recommend his release due to his age and the fact that he has been a ‘model prisoner’ inside.

OJ Simspon (Photo:Rex)

OJ was jailed in 2008 after being convicted for the robbery of memorabilia dealers Alfred Beardsley and Bruce Fromong.

He was also found guilty of kidnapping and assault with a deadly weapon and imprisoned at Lovelock Correctional Centre, a medium-security facility in Nevada.

 

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