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Monica Lewinsky to produce 'American Crime Story' season 3 about affair with Bill Clinton


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The season 3 of “American Crime Story” will centre on the sex scandal that rocked Bill Clinton presidency with Monica Lewinsky as a producer.

The series will be based on Jeffrey Toobin’s bestselling book “A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Story of the Sex Scandal That Nearly Brought Down a President.”

Toobin’s 1997 book “The Run of His Life: The People v. O. J. Simpson” served as the source material for season 1 of “American Crime Story.”

Beanie Feldstein will star as Monica Lewinsky, with Sarah Paulson as Linda Tripp - who famously taped and exposed Lewinsky’s private confessions back in 1997, and Annaleigh Ashford stars as Paula Jones - who sued Clinton for sexual harassment at the same period.

The announcement was made Tuesday at the Television Critics Association summer press tour by the franchise owner, FX.

“This franchise re-examines some of the most complicated, polarizing stories in recent history in a way that is relevant, nuanced and entertaining," FX Networks and Productions Chairman John Landgraf said

“'Impeachment: American Crime Story’ will likewise explore the overlooked dimensions of the women who found themselves caught up in the scandal and political war that cast a long shadow over the Clinton Presidency.

Production on the Season 3 will begin in February with the premiere slated for Sept. 27, 2020. About a month out from the next US presidential election.

Monica Lewinsky will serve as a producer on the series, "Impeachment: American Crime Story" alongside Henrietta Conrad and Jemima Kahn.

On why she is co-producing the series, Lewinsky said it is part of reclaiming her own narrative in the sex scandal.

"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; almost 20 years later," she told Vanity Fair.

"But I'm so grateful for the growth we've made as a society that allows people like me who have been historically silenced to finally reintroduce my voice to the conversation.

"This isn't just a me problem. Powerful people, often men, take advantage of those subordinate to them in myriad ways all the time. Many people will see this as such a story and for that reason, this narrative is one that is, regretfully, evergreen."

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