FX has cast another key player in American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson, the first installment of Ryan Murphy’s new anthology miniseries, an offshoot of his hit American Horror Story FX franchise.

David Schwimmer is set to star in the project based on the book The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson. The miniseries takes 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. Schwimmer will play O.J. Simpson’s confidant and attorney Robert Kardashian, starring opposite Cuba Gooding Jr. as Simpson and Sarah Paulson as prosecutor Marcia Clark.

Each season of American Crime Story will focus on a different famous true crime. Ryan is executive producing with fellow AHS co-creator Brad Falchuk, Nina Jacobson & Brad Simpson, Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski and Dante Di Loreto. Production begins early next year in Los Angeles.

Friends alum Schwimmer, repped by Gersh and attorney Michael Gendler, recently directed Sex with Strangers for the Second Stage Theatre.

Linda Mooe
2 years
Great choice! When is it scheduled?
Ross Cutlery
2 years
Oh No! Now OJ's prison cronies are going to hack FX to stop this negative hatchet piece.
Lisa
2 years
Nice! Let's see what Ross can do.