After giving us all-star dramas following the harrowing events of O.J. Simpson and Gianni Versace, Ryan Murphy is back in the saddle for another sordid season of American Crime Story. The acclaimed American Horror Story creator has put a new scandal in his sights, and this time, we’re going all the way to the White House.
In 1998, the world was shaken to its core by accusations of a sex scandal between Bill Clinton and White House intern Monica Lewinsky. Now, the story is getting a flashy Murhpy dramatisation.
According to Vanity Fair, Season 3 will follow Clinton’s impeachment for perjury and obstruction of justice. The aptly named Impeachment: American Crime Story will loosely track Jeffrey Toobin’s book, A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Story of the Sex Scandal That Nearly Brought Down a President.
This isn’t the first we’ve heard about Murhpy’s intentions to adapt the Clinton saga. Back in 2017, he said he wanted to tackle the story, but couldn’t due to Lewisnky’s lack of involvement. Now, she’s fully on board and will serve as one of the show’s producers.
After meeting Murphy at a party last year, Lewinsky was persuaded to tell her side of the story. Writing in an exclusive statement to Vanity Fair, Lewinsky said: