FX has announced that the third season of its anthology series American Crime Story will explore the sex scandal surrounding U.S. President Bill Clinton and White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
Based on Jeffrey Toobin’s bestselling book A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Story of the Sex Scandal That Nearly Brought Down a President, Impeachment: American Crime Story is being written by Sarah Burgess, with Emmy-winner Sarah Paulson (American Crime Story: The People v O.J. Simpson) starring as Linda Tripp and Beanie Feldstein (Booksmart) as Monica Lewinsky.
“FX’s American Crime Story franchise has become a cultural touchstone, providing greater context for stories that deserve greater understanding like the O.J. Simpson trial and saga, and Andrew Cunanan’s tragic crime spree which concluded with the assassination of Gianni Versace,” said FX chief John Landgraf. “This franchise re-examines some of the most complicated, polarizing stories in recent history in a way that is relevant, nuanced and entertaining.”
“Impeachment: American Crime Story will likewise explore the overlooked dimensions of the women who found themselves caught up in the scandal and political war that cast a long shadow over the Clinton presidency,” he continued. “We are grateful to Sarah Burgess for her brilliant adaptation, as well as Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Brad Falchuk, Larry Karaszewski, Scott Alexander, Alexis Martin Woodall, Sarah Paulson and the rest of the creative team and cast.”
Filming on Impeachment: American Crime Story is set to get underway in February ahead of a September 2020 premiere date on FX.