First we all fell in love with uber-hit podcast Serial; then we all obsessed over every detail of HBO's horror documentary The Jinx. Now, with these new behind-the-scenes photos of Selma Blair and David Schwimmer as Kris Jenner and Robert Kardashian (respectively) for their roles in American Crime Story: The O.J. Simpson Trial, it looks like there's even more true crime media to get excited about. As previously reported, Ryan Murphy's new anthology series American Crime Story is based on some of the most heinous crimes in American history. The first season of ACS will chronicle the lives of everyone involved with the O.J. Simpson murder trial — in and out of the courtroom — including Jenner, who was married to Kardashian at the time.
Granted, I was only seven years old when the Simpson trial was happening, but, I have to admit, I was pretty stunned to find out how heavily Kris Jenner was involved in this case. For those not in the know: The Kardashian family matriarch was good friends with Nicole Brown Simpson — the wife of O.J. Simpson, whom he was accused of murdering — and Jenner's husband, Robert Kardashian, was one of O.J. Simpson's lawyers.
American Crime Story is shaping up to be a worthwhile series to tune in to, especially as we get more and more news about the cast and what to expect. While it's still unclear what the tone of the show will be exactly (camp horror? courtroom drama?), here's everything we know about this show so far:
David Schwimmer Plays Robert Kardashian
Gotta love that white streak in his bangs.
Selma Blair Looks Exactly Like Kris Jenner
The resemblance is uncanny!
Like, Seriously, It's Eerie
Is that Selma Blair with an amazing haircut or Kris Jenner in 1988?! WHO KNOWS.
Kris Jenner Initially Had Mixed Feelings About The Show
According to ET Online, Jenner wasn't totally enthused with the idea of Murphy recreating the infamous murder trial at first, but now, she seems to have given the show a de facto blessing. In addition to posting the above selfie with Selma Blair to Instagram, David Schwimmer told AP that he had a personal conversation with Jenner for hours about his part in the show. "She was very generous with her time," said Schwimmer, "just telling me about who Robert was." Sounds like she supports it now!
Malcolm-Jamal Warner Just Joined The Cast
Cosby Show star and Community regular Malcolm-Jamal Warner is slated to play pro football player and O.J. Simpson's best friend A.C. Cowling. This isn't his first time working with Ryan Murphy, though! In fact...
The Cast Has A Few American Horror Story Regulars
If nothing else, Ryan Murphy is loyal to his favorite actors. American Horror Story veteran Sarah Paulson is set to play Marcia Clarke, and American Horror Story: Murder House goddess Connie Britton is set to reunite with Murphy to play Faye Resnick, friend to Nicole Brown Simpson. Even Malcolm-Jamal Warner appeared in Season 4's Freak Show! (Fingers crossed that Frances Conroy makes an appearance, now!)
The Cast Has Its Fair Share Of Oscar Winners And Nominees
Cast members Sarah Paulson, Cuba Gooding, Jr., and John Travolta have all been up for Oscars. Pretty impressive for a cable TV series!
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