The former prosecutor of the famous 1995 O.J. Simpson murder trial is adapting her fictional book “Blood Defense” for NBC. The network has enough confidence in the project that it has signed on with a put pilot commitment, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“Blood Defense” is right in Clark’s wheelhouse, as it follows a female criminal defense attorney named Samantha Brinkman looking to make a name for herself with a splashy double-murder case in Hollywood. One of the deceased is a popular television star, and the suspect is a lauded veteran Los Angeles detective who may be one of the most dangerous sociopaths she’s ever met.
Clark, along with the rest of those involved in the O.J. Simpson trial, have enjoyed a popularity surge because of renewed interest in the case. Clark was depicted spectacularly in FX’s The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story by Sarah Paulson, and was also part of ESPN’s critically praised docuseries O.J.: Made in America. After the Simpson trial, Clark retired from trial lawyering and has written six books.