WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- FX chairman John Landgraf has announced that the third season of the TV true-crime series “American Crime Story” which will be out before the 2020 election, will cover former President Bill Clinton’s sex scandal and impeachment hearings.
- Monica Lewinsky, who will produce the third season, will be played by “Lady Bird” and “Booksmart” actress Beanie Feldstein.
- Landgraf also said that this third season would be an interesting show to watch especially that it falls on the weeks leading to the 2020 election.
The third season of the Emmy-nominated series “American Crime Story” produced by Monica Lewinsky is set to be released in the weeks before the 2020 presidential election.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, FX announced on Tuesday that the season will focus on the sex scandals involving former President Bill Clinton as well as his impeachment hearings in the 90s.
Lewinsky, who was notoriously known as the White House intern who had an affair with Clinton, will be played by actress Beanie Feldstein who is known for her roles in “Lady Bird” and “Booksmart.”
Sarah Paulson who played Marcia Clark, the prosecutor in the OJ trials of American Crime Story will return in the third season as Linda Tripp in an episode tentatively titled, “Impeachment: American Crime Story”. Tripp was the former Pentagon employee who videoed Lewinsky in secret as she spoke of her sexual relations with Clinton.
The Washington Examiner reported that FX chairman John Landgraf said on Tuesday that people are going to be interested to watch the show especially around the time of the presidential election, in response to questions posed by the Television Critics Association on whether the timing of the airing of the series would likely make an impact on the outcome of the 2020 presidential election.
However, online critics called on the network to revise its timing.
“Airing this during the final six weeks of the 2020 election is an abysmal idea. There is nothing that Trump would like more than to turn the homestretch of 2020 into a revisitation of the Clintons. Don’t do this, @FXNetworks. It’s a disservice to our fragile political system and to the talented people involved in this show,” wrote New York Magazine writer Mark Harris on Twitter.
The true-crime television series’ first season centered on former NFL player OJ Simpson’s Los Angeles trial following the murder of ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman, for which each received over a dozen Emmy nominations, reported the Washington Examiner.
Source: Fox News