Monica Lewinsky will co-produce the third season of “American Crime Story” which will be centered around her scandal and the subsequent impeachment hearings of President Bill Clinton in the ’90s.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, FX made the announcement on Tuesday saying the series is set to air in the final weeks of the 2020 presidential campaign.
Following the announcement, FX Chairman John Landgraf responded to critics who questioned whether the timing of the third season of “American Crime Story” could affect the outcome of the 2020 presidential election.
While some online critics pressed the network to reconsider its timing, Landgraf defended it saying, “People are going to be very interested in this right around the presidential election, and it’s going to be a great show.”
According to the Hollywood Reporter, ”Impeachment: American Crime Story” will star Ryan Murphy, Sarah Paulson as Linda Tripp; Beanie Feldstein (Lady Bird, Booksmart, FX’s What We Do in the Shadows) as Lewinsky; and Annaleigh Ashford (season two of ACS, Masters of Sex) as Paula Jones.
Writer Sarah Burgess penned the script for the season, which is based on Jeffrey Toobin’s best-seller ”A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Story of the Sex Scandal That Nearly Brought Down a President.”
This is the same book that Murphy optioned in January 2017 and later had second thoughts about using to tell Lewinsky’s story. But now with Lewinksy on board as a co-producer, you can expect to see the series next year.