American Crime Story drama


Latest of the US hit show recount the former interns affair with the then that led to his in 1998


Monica Lewinsky is among the producers on a series of American focusing on the .

Titled Impeachment: , the -helmed anthology will recount the notorious affair between the then US president and former White intern Lewinsky, and the subsequent impeachment proceedings called against him by the .

Booksmart Beanie Feldstein will as Lewinsky, with Paulson playing , the civil servant who secretly recorded phone calls the 22-year- made about her affair with Clinton, who was 27 years her senior.

The series will premiere in September 2020 in the US, and is expected to air in the after. The previous two series of American Crime Story have been shown on Two in the UK, as part of the broadcasters syndication deal with the US.

Impeachment has been adapted by Murphy from Jeffrey Toobins book A Vast : The Real Sex Scandal That Nearly Brought Down a President. Murphy originally optioned the book in 2017, but shelved plans to bring it to last year as he felt that such a project would be gross without the contribution of Lewinsky.

, with Lewinskys involvement, Impeachment is going ahead. In a statement to Vanity Fair, she said that she had been hesitant to sign on to the series, but was swayed by the to reclaim my .

have been co-opting and telling my part in this story for decades, Lewinsky said. In , it wasnt until the past few years that Ive been able to fully reclaim my narrative, almost 20 years later.

This isnt just a me problem. Powerful people, often men, take of those subordinate to them in myriad ways the . Many people will see this as such a story and for that , this narrative is one that is, regretfully, evergreen.

John Landgraf said that the network would not be reaching out to Bill and for their input.

The Clinton scandal has been the of renewed in recent years, following the rise of the movement and calls for the impeachment of current US . Last year, Lewinsky contributed to docuseries The Clinton Affair, while the subject also formed the of the second season of popular current affairs podcast Slow Burn.

American Crime Story has attracted critical acclaim and high ratings for its retellings of landmark in recent US . Its season, 2016s The People Vs OJ Simpson, won a total of nine for its account of the 1994 case against former American and OJ Simpson.

The drama went on to win a further three in 2018 for its second season, which recalled the 1997 murder of fashion designer Gianni Versace. A further series, about the of Katrina, had been in production but was scrapped by FX last year.

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