OJ Simpson is set to make some big bank after he is released from prison in October, subject to his parole hearing.
Simpson has served just 9 of his 33-year sentence, but think his next parole hearing will go really well.
“According to TMZ, reality TV production companies are keen to sign Simpson, floating ideas for shows including a televised interview and a documentary,” reports Daily Mail.
Apparently TMZ has contacted a variety to reality show production companies and producers that want to produce shows featuring the reality TV star – some of them scrambling to out-pay each other. Shows about OJ Simpsons life and crimes have done incredibly well while the former football player has been incarcerated, so TV producers are betting that they will do even better after he is released.
The Daily Mail has more:
TMZ ‘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.’
The producers said the show would likely air on Pay-Per-View because broadcasters would face a public backlash if they tried to air the show, and advertisers would be unlikely to pay for slots.
While O.J. remains incarcerated, television shows about him have been big hits, including drama The People v. O.J. Simpson and Oscar-winning documentary O.J.: Made in America.
October 1 is the earliest possible parole date for the 69-year-old 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.
The points-based system in Nevada reflects issues such as gang membership, drug and alcohol abuse and age in assessing parole eligibility.
He would need less than five points to be considered ‘low risk’, and will need to win over four of seven commissioners at his parole hearing.
Since 2008, Simpson has been imprisoned at Lovelock Correctional Center, a medium-security facility in rural Nevada.
He was found guilty in 2008 of 12 counts including kidnapping, robbery and assault with a deadly weapon.
Simpson and armed accomplices robbed memorabilia collectors Alfred Beardsley and Bruce Fromong of Simpson memorabilia in a Las Vegas hotel room in November 2007.
Simpson, who has claimed that he was unaware that the men with him were armed, alleged the pair had stolen items from him.