Kim Kardashian Arrives at the 2014 Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Party in West Hollywood
Television personality Kim Kardashian arrives at the 2014 Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Party in West Hollywood, California March 2, 2014. REUTERS/Gus Ruelas

"Friends" actor David Schwimmer is making a comeback on television as Kim Kardashian's father, various websites are saying. The 48-year-old actor has been roped in to play Kim's late dad Robert Kardashian for Fox's upcoming mini series about the O.J. Simpson trial "American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson." Robert will play Simpson's confidant and lawyer in the Ryan Murphy's new series.

Cuba Gooding Jr. will play O.J. Simpson and actress Sarah Paulson will play prosecutor Marcia Clark in the series that is based on the book "The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson," by Jeffrey Robin. The shooting is scheduled to kick off in Los Angeles in 2015, reveals The Hollywood Reporter.

Former football player Simpson was found not guilty in the June 1994 deaths of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend and waiter Ronald Lyle Goldman. Robert was an important member of the lawyer's defense team. Ryan Murphy will direct the first episode. The O.J. Simpson trial has an interesting history. According to information available on various websites, Nicole Brown and Simpson got married in 1985, five years after Simpson ended his career as an NFL footballer. The couple had two children and their marriage lasted seven years. They filed for divorce in 1992. But in 1995, Brown and waiter Ronald Goldman were found murdered outside Brown's Bundy Drive condo in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles.

The immediate evidence suggested Brown was the murderer but the footballer was not ready to take the blame on him. He took his car and fled his home. However, police tracked him down and chased him with a fleet of helicopters and media people for more than 50 miles. The entire chase was broadcasted live on various news channels and Simpson ultimately surrendered to the cops. What followed next was an equally interesting trial.

"The O.J. case was as tragic as it was fascinating - it seemed like everyone had a stake in the outcome," said Murphy, according to The Hollywood Reporter. "This is an exciting project for me, as I've been looking for the right property which could serve as an extension of the American Horror Story brand I love so much," he added.