Monica Lewinsky is set to produce the new season of American Crime Story. Season 3 will focus on the Clinton impeachment scandal.
Ryan Murphy’s latest season of American Crime Story will focus on the Lewinsky-Clinton scandal of the 90s. The season will dramatize the impeachment of Bill Clinton and his affairs with multiple women.
Impeachment: American Crime Story
Monica Lewinsky will also be producing the new season according to FX. Sarah Paulson will star as Linda Tripp, Beanie Feldstein as Lewinsky and Annaleigh Ashford as Paula Jones. The Clinton family has not been cast as of yet.
Season 3 of American Crime Story will air within weeks of the 2020 Presidential election. Ryan Murphy initially approached Monica Lewinsky regarding the show. However, she was hesitant to do this at first.
Monica Lewinsky’s statement
Lewinsky said in a statement to Vanity Fair, saying, “I was hesitant, and truthfully more than a little scared to sign on. But after a lengthy dinner meeting with Ryan, I came to understand even more clearly how dedicated he is to giving a voice to the marginalized in all of his brilliant work.”
“I’m privileged to work with him and the other talented people on the team, and I’m privileged to have this opportunity,” she continued, adding, “People have been co-opting and telling my part in this story for decades. In fact, it wasn’t until the past few years that I’ve been able to fully reclaim my narrative; almost 20 years later.”
She further revealed that she was “grateful for the growth” made in the society which allowed someone like her “who have been historically silenced to finally reintroduce my voice to the conversation.”
“This isn’t just a me problem,” Lewinsky opened up. She said, “Powerful people, often men, take advantage of those subordinate to them in myriad ways all the time. Many people will see this as such a story and for that reason, this narrative is one that is, regretfully, evergreen.”
Previous seasons of the Emmy-award winning show focused on the trial of O.J Simpson and also, the assassination of Gianni Versace.
Impeachment: American Crime Story premieres on Sunday, September 27, 2020.