FX announces ‘Impeachment: American Crime Story,’ with Monica Lewinsky as producer

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Cable network FX has ordered a third chapter of Ryan Murphy’s award-winning “American Crime Story” series, this one about the 1998 impeachment of President Bill Clinton — with Monica Lewinsky as one of the show’s producers.

The network said Tuesday that the limited series, titled “Impeachment,” will star Beanie Feldstein (“Booksmart”) as Lewinsky, the White House intern who had an affair with Clinton in the mid-1990s. Emmy winner Sarah Paulson, a longtime star of Murphy’s TV shows, will play Linda Tripp, the government whistleblower who secretly recorded phone calls in which Lewinsky described her relationship with the president.

Online criticism almost immediately followed FX’s announcement of the series, with some Twitter users complaining that the network’s intended premiere date of Sept. 27, 2020, could affect the final stretch of the presidential campaign.

“This is a completely valid [story] cycle for ‘American Crime Story,’ ” FX chairman

Read more at: https://www.cantonrep.com/entertainmentlife/20190811/fx-announces-impeachment-american-crime-story-with-monica-lewinsky-as-producer

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FX announces ‘Impeachment: American Crime Story,’ with Monica Lewinsky as producer

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Cable network FX has ordered a third chapter of Ryan Murphy’s award-winning “American Crime Story” series, this one about the 1998 impeachment of President Bill Clinton — with Monica Lewinsky as one of the show’s producers.

The network said Tuesday that the limited series, titled “Impeachment,” will star Beanie Feldstein (“Booksmart”) as Lewinsky, the White House intern who had an affair with Clinton in the mid-1990s. Emmy winner Sarah Paulson, a longtime star of Murphy’s TV shows, will play Linda Tripp, the government whistleblower who secretly recorded phone calls in which Lewinsky described her relationship with the president.

Online criticism almost immediately followed FX’s announcement of the series, with some Twitter users complaining that the network’s intended premiere date of Sept. 27, 2020, could affect the final stretch of the presidential campaign.

“This is a completely valid [story] cycle for ‘American Crime Story,’ ” FX chairman

Read more at: https://www.cantonrep.com/entertainmentlife/20190811/fx-announces-impeachment-american-crime-story-with-monica-lewinsky-as-producer

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