FX’s ‘American Crime Story’: David Schwimmer to Play Kim Kardashian’s Father
Beginning with its initial announcement, and ‘American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson’’s subsequent casting of Cuba Gooding Jr. and Sarah Paulson, we’ve had a hard time wrapping our heads around FX’s new Ryan Murphy drama. Now, ‘Friends’ star David Schwimmer has been cast in the role of O.J.’s lawyer Robert Kardashian (yes, patriarch to those Kardashians), and our bewilderment is certainly coming to a middle.
The 10-episode miniseries follows Jeffrey Toobin book ‘The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson,’ with episodes written by Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski, and directed by Ryan Murphy. Produced by Murphy, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Brad Falchuk and Dante Di Loretto, so reads the official synopsis for the new series, which begins production in 2015:
‘American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson’ is a look at the O.J. Simpson trial told from the perspective of the lawyers that explores the chaotic behind-the-scenes dealings and maneuvering on both sides of the court, and how a combination of prosecution confidence, defense wiliness, and the LAPD’s history with the city’s African-American community gave a jury what it needed: reasonable doubt.
Keeping to the ‘American Horror Story’ model, subsequent seasons will follow another headline-making real-world crime, though it’s unclear if the series would reuse cast members, like its predecessor. Schwimmer marks the third addition to the cast, following Cuba Gooding Jr. as the titular criminal, and Sarah Paulson as prosecuting attorney Marcia Clark.
Certainly nice to have David Schwimmer doing dramatic work again, but what say you? Does ‘American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson’ seem like Ryan Murphy’s most insane FX creation to date? What other crimes would you like to see the ‘American Crime Story’ franchise tackle in future seasons?