John Travolta cast in Ryan Murphy miniseries: First major TV role in decades

January 7, 2015 6:34 PM

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The iconic actor has been cast in FX’s O.J. Simpson miniseries American Crime Story. Travolta will star as defense attorney Robert Shapiro in his first series-regular TV role since his breakout 1975-79 sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter.

Travolta joins a cast that includes David Schwimmer as O.J. Simpson’s attorney Robert Kardashian, Cuba Gooding Jr. as Simpson, and Sarah Paulson as prosecutor Marcia Clark. Travolta will also have a producer credit on the 10-part drama, which is expected to be the first season of the true crime anth...

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