We’re getting another season of American Crime Story–and it’s something Ryan Murphy has been eager to cover for quite some time.
American Crime Story has had two very successful seasons since it first covered the story of O.J. Simpson and then the assassination of Gianni Versace. Both received critical acclaim for both the show itself and its cast members, and it’s safe to say, it was very well-deserved.
It’s been a minute since the second season of American Crime Story aired, which is why Ryan Murphy fans like myself have been impatiently waiting to hear about another season. Initially, there were talks of the third season focusing on Hurricane Katrina, but recent news reported by Deadline tells us differently.
Instead, FX announced that season 3 will be about the Monica Lewinksy/Bill Clinton scandal. Oh yes, Murphy is going there, and it’s something he’s wanted to do for quite some time.
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In fact, over a year ago, Murphy spoke about wanting to do this story but hesitated unless Lewinsky produced it alongside him. It’s a story he believed that she should tell, and not someone else, and it would appear his vision has come true.
For the third season, Lewinksy will be producing the series which is to be named Impeachment: American Crime Story (I suppose that’s quite fitting). I’m also happy to report that Murphy favorite Sarah Paulson will be coming back to the anthology series and will play the role of Linda Tripp, who is famously known for recording Lewinsky’s phone conversations about the whole ordeal.
Playing Lewinsky is Ladybird’s Beanie Feldstein and Sex In The City’s Annaleigh Ashford will play Paula Jones, who sued Bill Clinton for sexual harassment. Looks like Murphy’s ambitions to shed light on this infamous sex scandal is finally coming together, and based on how previous seasons of this anthology series have gone, I can only imagine what’s in store for this one, especially with Lewinsky as a producer.
Production will begin in February of 2020 and because this is Ryan Murphy we’re talking about, there’s already a premiere date set for Sunday, September 27, 2020, which is conveniently a month-ish before the next U.S. election. Oh boy, this is going to be interesting, very interesting.