American Crime Story future season could focus on Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky sex scandal

It'll follow OJ Simpson, Hurricane Katrina and the murder of Gianni Versace

Jacob Stolworthy@Jacob_Stol
Thursday 19 January 2017 10:58
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Monica Lewinksy, a former White House intern, was overwhelmed by the investigation of her liaison with Bill Clinton
Monica Lewinksy, a former White House intern, was overwhelmed by the investigation of her liaison with Bill Clinton

Ryan Murphy is a busy man. Not only does he have three more seasons of American Horror Story in the works, but is also working on Scream Queens, Joan Crawford-Bette Davis drama Feud and two seasons of American Crime Story following The People v OJ Simpson's hefty awards haul.

While American Crime Story's second season, which will focus on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, won't air until 2018, a third centring on the murder of fashion designer Gianni Versace is also in production. Going by reports, though, Murphy and producing partner Brad Falchuk also know the theme for a season beyond that - specifically the Monica Lewinsky and Bill Clinton sex scandal.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Murphy has optioned Jeffery Toobin's book, A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Sex Scandal that Nearly Brought Down a President, and is already meeting with actors to play Lewinsky and Linda Tripp, the former's colleague who famously recorded her conversations detailing her affair with the then-President.

The People vs OJ Simpson starred Cuba Gooding, Jr, Sarah Paulson and Courtney B Vance, the latter two winning Emmys for their roles; the series took home eight further trophies including Best Limited Series

Last week, Murphy shot down rumours that regular collaborator Lady Gaga would play Donatella Versace in American Crime Story's third season.

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