Based on Jeffrey Toobin’s book ‘A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Story of the Sex Scandal That Nearly Brought down a President,’ the series will debut on FX on September 7
Limited series, “Impeachment,” the latest addition to FX’s “American Crime Story” universe, is set to unveil the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal that erupted in the 1990s.
The series will closely follow the political and personal repercussions of the debacle, and give Lewinsky an opportunity to "fully reclaim my narrative."
In the first trailer for the series, “Booksmart” star Beanie Feldstein stuns as Monica Lewinsky opposite Clive Owen as Bill Clinton. The cast also features Sarah Paulson, Annaleigh Ashford, Margo Martindale, Edie Falco, Billy Eichner, and Cobie Smulders.
According to reports, Monica Lewinsky was personally involved in the making of the series and her insights were given priority throughout the production.
“When I received the scripts, I knew that every word that I was saying was approved and had been to Monica first… [The producers] would go through the scripts with her and [she would] give all her feedback and her notes. And by the time it got to me, I was sure that everything in there was something that she felt comfortable with, she felt was real to her life and represented her,” said the lead actor Beanie Feldstein.
The Clinton camp has not yet made any comments on the upcoming series.
The series’ official synopsis reads: “‘Impeachment: American Crime Story’ is a limited series examining the national crisis that led to the first impeachment of a U.S. President in over a century. It tells this story through the eyes of the women at the center of the events: Monica Lewinsky (Beanie Feldstein), Linda Tripp (Sarah Paulson) and Paula Jones (Annaleigh Ashford). All three were thrust into the public spotlight during a time of corrosive partisan rancor, shifting sexual politics and a changing media landscape. The series shows how power lifts some and disposes of others in the halls of our most sacred institutions.”
Based on Jeffrey Toobin’s book “A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Story of the Sex Scandal That Nearly Brought down a President,” the series will debut on FX on September 7.
Watch the trailer below: