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The casting for Ryan Murphy’s next series has the Internet deeply annoyed

A new Ryan Murphy series is already drawing online ire with news of its casting. In All’s Fair, an upcoming legal drama, decorated actresses Glenn Close and Halle Berry join influencer Kim Kardashian—who plays the series protagonist.

Although All’s Fair was announced last year, an official synopsis has yet to be released. We know that it’s about a women-led law firm in Los Angeles and that’s about it.

For now, the casting news is enough to ruffle some feathers.

Halle Berry was the first woman of color to win the Academy Award for Best Actress—and remains the only Black woman to do so—following her role in 2001’s Monster’s Ball. She also won an Emmy, a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors’ Guild award for the TV movie Introducing Dorothy Dandridge. In 2020, she released her directorial debut, the queer sports film Bruised.

Glenn Close is a three-time Emmy, three-time Tony, three-time Golden Globe and two-time Screen Actors’ Guild award winner. More than a few of those awards came from Close’s work on the last legal drama she starred in, Damages. Close currently holds the record for the most Academy Award nominations for acting (eight) without a win.

Kim Kardashian once had a guest role on American Horror Story.

The series, which will premiere on Hulu, is part of Murphy’s overall deal with Disney, now that his Netflix contract has come to an end. That deal (the biggest in TV history) produced Hollywood, Ratched, Halston and the controversial and confusingly titled Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story.

Berry, Close and Kardashian are all executive producers for All’s Fair, which does not yet have a release window.

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