The Kardashian family’s late patriarch makes a desperate plea to O.J. Simpson in the new teaser for American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson.
Simpson, played by Cuba Gooding Jr., has a gun to his head in the childhood room of Kim Kardashian West, as her father, Simpson defense attorney Robert Kardashian (played by David Schwimmer), tries to talk him down.
“Do not kill yourself in Kimmy’s bedroom,” Kardashian says.
Lawrence Schiller, author of American Tragedy: The Uncensored Story of the O.J. Simpson Defense previously spoke out about this real-life incident, which allegedly saw Simpson hold a gun to his head in Kim’s room when she was 14.
“Then O.J. said, ‘I’m going to kill myself in this room,’ and I said, ‘You can’t. This is my daughter’s bedroom,'” Robert told Schiller in a past recorded interview. “‘My little girl Kim sleeps here. I can’t have my little girl in this bedroom, and every time I come in here, I’m going to see your body lying in this. You can’t do that.'”
The ensemble cast of the upcoming FX series also includes Selma Blair as Kardashian’s wife Kris. In real life, the couple were friends of Simpson and his ex wife Nicole Brown Simpson, whom he was accused of murdering.
A previously released trailer showed Kris and Robert at odds with each other, arguing over Robert’s involvement in the case.
An emotional Robert tells Kris, “He’s my friend. I don’t turn my back on people.”
Kris responds that by defending Simpson, “You’re turning your back on Nicole.”
The 10-part miniseries premieres Feb. 2, and the first season will focus on the Simpson trial, which saw the former NFL star acquitted of murdering his ex. The series also stars Sarah Paulson as prosecutor Marcia Clark, John Travolta as Robert Shapiro and Courtney B. Vance as Johnnie Cochran.
American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson. premieres Feb. at 10 p.m. ET on FX.