After her breakthrough role in American Horror Story: Delicate, Kim Kardashian is about to flex those acting skills once again in a new Ryan Murphy-scripted series.
The reality star and Skims founder is set to play LA’s ‘most successful divorce lawyer’ in the new project, reports Deadline. The series, which is still being written by Brothers & Sisters creator Jon Robin Baitz and Joe Baken, has been described as a “high-end, glossy and sexy adult procedural,” with Kim poised to play the owner of an all-female law firm – a role which is said to have been inspired by her own lawyer, ‘disso queen’ Laura Wasser.
Wasser is known as one of Hollywood’s most relied-upon divorce lawyers, who handled Kim Kardashian’s split from Kanye West last year. And with Kim currently studying to be a lawyer in real life, the role couldn’t be more perfectly timed.
The drama is set to air on Hulu in 2025 with a “big series commitment,” and will be Murphy’s first series under his new Disney deal.
Murphy, Kardashian and Kris Jenner are reportedly all executive producing the series – and have begun casting for three actresses to play Kardashian’s three law partners, alongside a big name to play her love interest.
Kim kicked off her acting career with her role in the recent American Horror Story: Delicate, in which she played a cut-throat publicist alongside Emma Roberts – she is also set to star in a Netflix comedy movie called The Fifth Wheel in the future.
Generally, Kim got some pretty positive reviews for her performance in AHS (insert “You’re doing amazing, saweetie!” memes here), so it’s not surprising that she’s booked and busy for 2024 and beyond.
We’ll keep you updated on Kim’s forthcoming legal series when we hear more. Watch this space.