Executive Producers on “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” are happy to have a few minutes of Kardashian kids on their upcoming FX miniseries — but certainly no more than that.
“We thought it’d be valuable just to have them there for a little sprinkling,” executive producer and writer Scott Alexander said Saturday at the show’s Television Critics Association press junket. “They’re probably in no more than five minutes out of the 10 hours.”
He added: “They were sort of emblematic of the sort of beginning of this era, when someone like Kato Kaelin or Faye Resnick would become famous, and no one was really sure why they were famous.”
Fellow executive producer and director Ryan Murphy tried to quantify the youngest characters’ limited involvement as well.
“In the 10 episodes, there are over 400 scenes that were written … and only four or five of them involve the Kardashian children.” he told TV critics. “So, I think that gives you sort of a grasp on how important we felt they were to the story.”
Sounds like that means, “not especially important.”
“The People v. O.J. Simpson” is a dramatic retelling of the so-called “Trial of the Century,” in which ex-collegiate and professional football star-turned actor O.J. Simpson was charged in the Brentwood double homicide of ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman.
Spoiler alert: He got off.
Season 1 of the “American Crime Story” anthology series debuts Tuesday, Feb. 2 on FX.