David Schwimmer to star as Robert Kardashian in O.J. Simpson miniseries

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The first season will have 10 episodes and will be called “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson.” It will be based on Jeffrey Toobin’s best-selling book “The Run of His Life: The People VOJ Simpson.”

Robert Kardashian was Simpson’s friend and lawyer during what came to be known as the “trial of the century.”


Schwimmer joins a cast that includes Cuba Gooding Jr. as O.J. Simpson and Sarah Paulson as Prosecutor Marcia Clark.

The miniseries “explores the chaotic behind-the-scenes dealings and maneuvering on both sides of the court, and how a combination of prosecution overconfidence, defense shrewdness, and the LAPD’s history with the city’s African-American community gave a jury what it needed: reasonable doubt,” according to an FX press release.

This will be the first regular television role for David Schwimmer since the end of Friends.