After the success of Ryan Murphy's American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson, the creator announced that the series will do an entire season devoted to the Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky scandal that almost got the former president impeached, E! News reports.
Murphy told E! News that the season will be based off of the Jeffrey Toobin book, A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Sex Scandal That Nearly Brought Down a President—the same author who wrote the book that the OJ Simpson season was based on. He also said that actress Sarah Paulson, who won a Golden Globe for her portrayal of prosecutor Marcia Clark, is also onboard, but kept tight-lipped about the role she would be playing.
"The Toobin book is amazing, and there are a lot of bizarre crimes within that book that you can highlight," Murphy said. "But the show isn't really about Hillary Clinton; it really is about the other women. In fact, we might be doing the Clintons with hand puppets, I don't know. We're more focused on the mechanizations behind-the-scenes to try and get [Bill Clinton] impeached."
We'll have to wait a few years to see the season, since the series will first tackle Hurricane Katrina in season two, then move on to the murder of designer Gianni Versace in season three, before finally focusing on the Lewinsky scandal.
Murphy reportedly secured the rights to the book last month, so it's not clear if we'd still be seeing the season had Clinton won the election, but let's not even go there right now.
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