Connie Britton and Selma Blair are among a long list of stars who have signed on to play some very interesting people for American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy.
Murphy’s next project is American Crime Story: The People V. OJ Simpson, which tells the infamous story of iconic football star and accused murderer O.J. Simpson. Simpson’s attorney was, of course, Robert Kardashian, who was married at one time to Kris Jenner. Blair will take on the Kardashian matriarch, while Britton will play Faye Resnick, an interior designer who was friends with victim Nicole Brown Simpson. Resnick has also appeared on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Connie Britton will join David Schwimmer, John Travolta, Cuba Gooding Jr., and Jordana Brewster on the series, which will air on FX. The actress has worked with Ryan Murphy before, of course, on the first season of American Horror Story, and said earlier this year that she would love to return to the show in one of its many successful incarnations. When she first signed on for the series, she said Murphy told her it was unlike anything she’d done on television before, which immediately intrigued her.
“I would love to come back, but scheduling is tricky…The thing that Ryan Murphy said to me was, ‘You can take my word for it that you will not be doing anything that you’ve been doing for the last five years on this show. And that appealed to me a lot,” Britton said.
According to Deadline, American Crime Story is a mini-series that focuses on the trial and shows behind-the-scenes events that led up to Simpson’s not-guilty verdict.
The mini 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.