Los Angeles: Hollywood star John Travolta will make his comeback on TV in a full-fledged role after 35 years with upcoming show 'American Crime Story'.
The true crime anthology series, created by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, is a companion to 'American Horror Story'.
Travolta, 60, appeared in a cameo role on 'Kristie' last year. 'American Crime Story' becomes his first regular TV gig since 'Welcome Back, Kotter' (1975-1979).
Travolta will star as Robert Shapiro on 'American Crime Story: The People v O J Simpson' and join the already cast Sarah Paulson, Cuba Gooding Jr and David Schwimmer, reported E! Online.
He will portray O J Simpson's defense attorney from the infamous 1990s trial, Paulson is playing prosecutor Marcia Clark, Gooding is O J Simpson and Schwimmer is taking on the role of Robert Kardashian.
Production on the new series from Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski and Dante Di Loreto is set to start early this year.
'American Horror Story' guru Murphy will direct with a script from Alexander and Karaszewski. The first season of 'American Crime Story' is based on Jeffrey Toobin's book 'The Run of His Life: The People v O J Simpson' and follows the events of the trial from the prospective of the attorneys. Travolta will also serve as a producer of the 10-episode series.