Monica Lewinsky to help produce new season of 'American Crime Story'
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Monica Lewinsky will be a producer on the third season of FX’s American Crime Story, which will focus on the scandal surrounding former President Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonBiden: A good coach knows when to change up the team Perdue proposes election police force in Georgia To boost economy and midterm outlook, Democrats must pass clean energy bill MORE’s affair with her. 

FX announced the season, titled “Impeachment: American Crime Story," on Tuesday at the Television Critics Association’s press tour. The show will star actress Beanie Feldstein as Lewinsky and “American Crime Story” cast member Sarah Paulson as Linda Tripp, who worked as an employee in the Clinton White House and whose recordings of Lewinsky’s phone calls about the affair helped expose the scandal, according to the Hollywood Reporter. 

Annaleigh Ashford will play Paula Jones, a former Arkansas state employee who sued Clinton for sexual harassment.


The season’s script will be based on Jeffrey Toobin’s best-selling book “A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Story of the Sex Scandal that Nearly Brought Down a President,” The Hollywood Reporter reported. Ryan Murphy told the outlet last year that he asked Lewinsky to sign on as a producer after seeing her at a party in Los Angeles.

"I told her, 'Nobody should tell your story but you, and it's kind of gross if they do,'" Murphy said. "If you want to produce it with me, I would love that; but you should be the producer and you should make all the goddamn money.’” 

FX CEO John Landgraf said the season will “explore overlooked dimensions” of the infamous scandal.

“This franchise re-examines some of the most complicated, polarizing stories in recent history in a way that is relevant, nuanced and entertaining,” Landgraf said in a news release, according to the Hollywood Reporter. “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. 

The show is scheduled to appear in September of 2020.

Lewinsky opened up for the first time in years about the affair last year when she recorded interviews for A&E’s six-part documentary “The Clinton Affair.”