FX announced yesterday (August 6th) that the next installment of American Crime Story will dramatize former President Bill Clinton's impeachment and will air in late September 2020, some five weeks before the next presidential election. The miniseries will have a focus on Monica Lewinsky, Linda Tripp and other women who were a central part of the scandal, and FX Networks CEO John Landgraf said in announcing the show Tuesday that Lewinsky will be a producer. Lewinsky said in a statement to Vanity Fair magazine yesterday that she was hesitant at first about signing on to the project, but was convinced when American Crime Story producer Ryan Murphy showed, quote, "how dedicated he is to giving a voice to the marginalized in all of his brilliant work." She added, "People have been co-opting and telling my part in this story for decades. In fact, it wasn’t until the past few years that I’ve been able to fully reclaim my narrative." Landgraf was asked if FX had any qualms about the air date being so close to the election, but he defended the timing and said, "I believe very, very strongly in what we’re making. I’ve read [the script], I think it’s great. I don’t believe it’s going to determine who’s the next president of the United States. I think that’s a little hysterical." The previous two installments of American Crime Story were The People v. O.J. Simpsonand The Assassination of Gianni Versace.
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