The third season of the anthology series follows the events that led to the impeachment of President Bill Clinton in 1998.
The show, executive produced by Murphy, is based on the book Vast Conspiracy: The Real Story of the Sex Scandal That Nearly Brought Down a President by Jeffrey Toobin.
Beanie Feldstein plays White House intern Monica Lewinsky, while Sarah Paulson is Linda Tripp, the civil servant who secretly recorded her phone calls with Lewinsky in which she disclosed the details of her relationship with Clinton.
Margot Martindale plays Lucianne Goldberg, the author who convinced Tripp to record her conversations with Lewinsky, and Cobie Smulders plays conservative media pundit Ann Coulter (replacing Betty Gilpin, who was originally cast in the role).
Clive Owen plays the former President while Edie Falco is the former First Lady.
Here’s the trailer:
Lewinsky herself is attached to the season as a producer, and according to FX’s synopsis, Impeachment: American Crime Story will chronicle:
“The national crisis that swept up Paula Jones, Monica Lewinsky and Linda Tripp as principal characters in the country’s first impeachment proceedings in over a century.”
Lewinsky initially voiced some concerns when the project was first being discussed. Speaking in an interview with Vanity Fair, she said:
“I was hesitant and truthfully more than a little scared to sign on,”
“But after a lengthy dinner meeting with Ryan [Murphy], I came to understand even more clearly how dedicated he is to giving a voice to the marginalised in all of his brilliant work.”
Impeachment: American Crime Story will premiere on September 7th.