‘American Crime Story: Impeachment’ has a brand new trailer that gives us a full look at the upcoming series, as well as a surprising amount of actors. According to Ryan Murphy, the third season of his anthology series would be devoted to the Bill Clinton/Monica Lewinsky controversy and the subsequent trial.
We haven’t seen Beanie Feldstein’s Lewinsky before, nor have we seen Clive Owen and Sarah Paulson’s Bill Clinton and civil servant Linda Tripp. Owen continues, “I did not have sexual relations with that woman.” Tobin’s book, A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Story of the Sextasy That Nearly Toppled a President, provided the inspiration for the show’s plot.
There were three key actors in the first impeachment proceedings in more than a century: Monica Lewinsky, Paula Jones, and Linda Tripp Edie Falco, from The Sopranos, will play Hillary Clinton, while Billy Eichner, from The Lion King, will play Matt Drudge. Cobie Smulders will replace GLOW’s Betty Gilpin as Ann Coulter. FX will begin airing American Crime Story: Impeachment on September 7, 2021. In the United Kingdom, the release date has not yet been announced (UK).
About the franchise
After Katrina, a fourth season of American Crime Story was confirmed to be in the works in January 2017. Based on Jeffrey Toobin’s book A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Story of the Sex Affair That Nearly Brought Down a President, it intended to explore the Clinton–Lewinsky scandal and the events that followed during Clinton’s administration. According to the show’s creator Ryan Murphy in April 2018, the season has been cancelled.
After announcing that a third season of Impeachment was in the works on August 6, 2019, the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal season was revealed. The first episode of the new season will air in October 2020.