Britton will appear in 'American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson'
The actor will star as defense attorney Robert Shapiro in 'American Crime Story'
It's his first TV series lead
The miniseries, about behind-the-scenes legal drama, will begin production next year
If this were 1994, the Ray Rice video might never have leaked — but this is not 1994
Thirteen years after being acquitted of double homicide, the Hall of Famer is sentenced for armed robbery and kidnapping