FX has greenlighted a new season of its “American Crime Story” franchise focusing on the Clinton impeachment, with Monica Lewinsky on board as a producer, according to media reports. “Impeachment: American Crime Story” marks the third season of the franchise, following “The People v. O.J. Simpson” in 2016 and “The Assassination of Gianni Versace” in 2018.
The project is based on Jeffrey Toobin’s book “A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Story of the Sex Scandal That Nearly Brought Down a President.” Toobin also wrote the source book for the Simpson installment, “The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson.”
The Clinton project has been on again and off again since it was first announced back in January 2017, when it was targeted as the fourth season of the franchise. Executive producer Ryan Murphy announced in April 2018 that the Clinton chapter had been scrapped.
Sarah Paulson, who won an Emmy for portraying Marcia Clark in “The People v. O.J. Simpson,” returns for “Impeachment” as Linda Tripp. Beanie Feldstein will play Monica Lewinsky, with Annaleigh Ashford as Paula Jones.
Sarah Burgess, who is writing “Impeachment,” will also executive produce along with Murphy, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Brad Falchuk, Larry Karaszewski, Scott Alexander, Alexis Martin Woodall and Paulson. Henrietta Conrad and Jemima Khan are also producing.
The project comes from Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Production, with production to begin in February. The season is scheduled to premiere on Sept. 27, 2020.