Impeachment: American Crime Story, the third tale in the Ryan Murphy anthology series, will screen on Foxtel in late 2020.
Based around the Clinton-Lewinsky affair, it follows from The People v. O. J. Simpson (on 10) and The Assassination of Gianni Versace on Foxtel.
Sarah Paulson will star as Linda Tripp, with Beanie Feldstein as Monica Lewinsky, and Annaleigh Ashford as Paula Jones. The role of Clinton is yet to be announced.
John Landgraf, Chairman, FX Networks and FX Productions, said: “FX’s American Crime Story franchise has become a cultural touchstone, providing greater context for stories that deserve greater understanding like the O.J. Simpson trial and saga, and Andrew Cunanan’s tragic crime spree which concluded with the assassination of Gianni Versace. This franchise re-examines some of the most complicated, polarizing stories in recent history in a way that is relevant, nuanced and entertaining.
“Impeachment: American Crime Story will likewise explore the overlooked dimensions of the women who found themselves caught up in the scandal and political war that cast a long shadow over the Clinton Presidency.”
Production of the series from Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Production begins in February.
The third instalment will be written by Sarah Burgess who is also Executive Producer alongside Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Brad Falchuk, Larry Karaszewski, Scott Alexander, Alexis Martin Woodall and Sarah Paulson. Monica Lewinsky will serve as Producer. Henrietta Conrad and Jemima Kahn will also serve as producers. The limited series is based on Jeffrey Toobin’s bestselling book “A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Story of the Sex Scandal That Nearly Brought Down a President”.
American Crime Story is one of television’s most acclaimed and award-winning limited series franchises. The first instalment of ACS, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, received 22 Emmy Award nominations and it won nine Emmys. It also won the Golden Globe, BAFTA, AFI, PGA, WGA awards and it won the TCA awards for 2016 Program of the Year. The second instalment, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story was nominated for 19 Emmy Awards and won seven including Outstanding Limited Series. Versace also won the Golden Globe Award for Best Limited Series, and AFI, TCA and PGA awards.