Kim Kardashian to Star in a TV Legal Drama
Kim Kardashian dipped her toe into scripted television with American Horror Story: Delicate. Now, AHS co-creator/executive producer Ryan Murphy wants to work with her on with her own starring series! Per Deadline, the series is described as a “high-end, glossy, and sexy adult procedural” to stream on Hulu. Her famous family’s hit reality series, The Kardashians also airs on the streamer. This marks the first series for Murphy under his new deal at Disney, after previously being signed with Netflix.
Kim was cast in the twelfth season of the horror anthology series after Murphy saw her Saturday Night Live hosting debut in October 2021. She had minor roles in 2009’s Disaster Movie, CSI: NY, and Drop Dead Diva. She also played herself in How I Met Your Mother, 30 Rock, and Two Broke Girls. Kardashian, 43, is set to play Los Angeles’ “most successful divorce lawyer” and the owner of an all-female law firm in the legal drama. Her acting deal is still being negotiated. Murphy, Kardashian, and “momager” Kris Jenner sold the project to Hulu as executive producers, which had pursued it based on the success of The Kardashians and AHS: Delicate on the platform.
While deals are still being worked out, the trio have already begun preliminary casting, exploring ideas for three other actresses to play Kardashian’s glamorous and accomplished law partners and an A-list actor to play her onscreen love interest, Deadline reports. The series is eyeing a production start in late 2024 for an early 2025 premiere, sources said. Kardashian’s prior role in Delicate was that of a cutthroat publicist. With skepticism over the reality star’s casting, she surprised the critics and fans with her performance. Her upcoming role in the Hulu law drama series is one that wouldn’t stray too far from her real life, as she is studying for the bar exam. Last year, she passed the “baby bar.”