It’s been almost a year and a half since the FX hit series “American Crime Story” ended after two seasons. But it’s making a comeback and a big one at that.
The newest season, titled “Impeachment: American Crime Story” will be produced by none other than Monica Lewinsky herself and will star Sarah Paulson who will be playing Linda Tripp, Beanie Feldstein will be playing Monica Lewinsky, and Annaleigh Ashford as Paula Jones.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, FX announced at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour that Monica Lewinsky will be on board to help produce the multi-episode miniseries about the tumultuous period during Clinton’s presidency in which the Republican-controlled House impeached him for lying under oath about having a sexual affair with the White House intern. Titled, “Impeachment: American Crime Story,” the story will be based on Jeffrey Toobin’s best-selling book, “A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Story of the Sex Scandal That Nearly Brought Down a President.”
Producer Ryan Murphy told THR back in April 2018 that he originally approached Lewinsky to produce the show. “I told her, ‘Nobody should tell your story but you, and it’s kind of gross if they do,'” he said. ‘If you want to produce it with me, I would love that; but you should be the producer and you should make all the godd*** money.'”
Production for the series is will begin in February 2020 and the season will premiere Sunday, September 27, 2020 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on FX.
This is actually slated to complete during the final weeks of the election so the timing of the release may be adjusted a bit in order to not hurt ratings. Who knows if any of this would actually have an effect on the election next year. Hillary isn’t running this year so there’s no concern about that, but who knows what may come of this.