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.