Kim Kardashian is taking a significant step in her acting career. The reality TV star and billionaire entrepreneur behind the successful shapewear line Skims will be starring in her own scripted legal series while she becomes a lawyer in real life.
Following her breakthrough role in American Horror Story: Delicate, Kardashian will be collaborating again with AHS co-creator/executive producer Ryan Murphy for the upcoming series, according to Deadline.
The legal drama is slated to be “a high-end, glossy and sexy adult procedural,” per the entertainment site. Kardashian will play a successful divorce lawyer and the owner of an all-female law firm. The show will air on Hulu, the platform that currently houses her family’s reality show, The Kardashians.
In real life, the 43-year-old businesswoman has openly talked about her journey to become a lawyer, following in the footsteps of her late father and attorney, Robert Kardashian. She passed the baby bar in 2021 and recently shared plans to take the bar exam in February 2025.
In true Kardashian fashion, the series was pitched to Kardashian and Kris Jenner, the “momager” of the Kardashian-Jenner empire. Sources tell Deadline that both committed “right away.” Murphy, Kardashian, and Jenner will be executing producing the series, which have begun casting for actress’ to play Kardashian’s co-lawyers and an actor to play her onscreen love interest.
Sources indicate that the series, penned by Jon Robin Baitz (Brothers & Sisters), is considering starting production in late 2024, with a premiere in early 2025. The deal is the first series for Murphy under his reported $300 million agreement with Disney. Deadline reported back in June that the producer (also known for Glee, American Horror Story, American Crime Story, Pose, 9-1-1, 9-1-1: Lone Star, and more) was leaving Netflix NFLX at the end of his five-year deal.
Kardashian has slowly inched her way into the acting scene. In addition to AHS, she’s made multiple cameos as herself in films like Ocean’s 8 and TV shows like 2 Broke Girls. She also drew attention and praise for hosting Saturday Night Live in 2021.
In July 2023, Forbes upped Kardashian’s net worth to $1.7 billion after Skims revealed that it had raised $270 million in funding, pushing its valuation to $4 billion–enough to add around $500 million to Kardashian’s fortune. She first landed on Forbes’ billionaire list in 2021
We’ll keep you updated as we learn more.