Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
News18 » Movies
2-min read

Next Episode of American Crime Story to Focus on Bill Clinton's Impeachment

The series is scheduled to air on Sept. 27, 2020, about five weeks before the Nov. 3 election.

Associated Press

Updated:August 7, 2019, 2:16 PM IST
facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp
Next Episode of American Crime Story to Focus on Bill Clinton's Impeachment
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton (Getty images)
Loading...

The next chapter of FX's "American Crime Story" will dramatize Bill Clinton's impeachment with a focus on Monica Lewinsky, Linda Tripp and other women central to the scandal. The miniseries will air within weeks of the 2020 presidential election.

Lewinsky, who was a White House intern when she had an affair with Clinton, will be a producer on the project, FX Networks CEO John Landgraf said in announcing the project at a Television Critics Association meeting Tuesday. Clinton initially denied the affair before admitting to it in 1998.

The series is scheduled to air on Sept. 27, 2020, about five weeks before the Nov. 3 election. Landgraf, asked whether the proximity gave the network pause, defended the timing and cautioned those who might judge the project sight unseen. "I believe very, very strongly in what we're making. I've read it (the script), I think it's great. I don't believe it's going to determine who's the next president of the United States. I think that's a little hysterical," he said.

"American Crime Story" producers, including Ryan Murphy, have brought nuance and perspective to events dramatized in the series' previous installments, "The People v. O.J. Simpson" and "The Assassination of Gianni Versace," Landgraf said.

"I'm insistent that I'm going to support artists who want to make great art," he said, and their desire to "put it at the time and place where people are going to watch it."

In a statement to Vanity Fair magazine published online Tuesday, Lewinsky said her initial hesitation at joining the project was overcome after Murphy demonstrated "how dedicated he is to giving a voice to the marginalized in all of his brilliant work."

"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," Lewinsky said.

Beanie Feldstein ("Booksmart") portrays Lewinsky, with Emmy-winning "American Crime Story" alumna Sarah Paulson as Tripp, whose secretly recorded tapes triggered the scandal. Annaleigh Ashford plays Paula Jones, who accused Clinton of unwanted sexual advances. Additional casting, including for the former president, was not announced.

The passage of time and the rise of the #MeToo movement have changed how women whose lives were entwined in the scandal are perceived, Landgraf said. He credited writer Sarah Burgess' interpretation of the story from their viewpoint with getting the project back on track after a pause.

Lewinsky's involvement is evidence of the quality of the material and the "vibrancy of this sort of revisionist history that that material can provide now," he said. Asked about FX's standards for fact-checking, he expressed confidence that there would be a careful filter on the drama's accuracy.

It's based on a 1999 book by Jeffrey Toobin, "A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Story of the Sex Scandal That Nearly Brought Down a President."​

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

Subscribe to Moneycontrol Pro and gain access to curated markets data, trading recommendations, equity analysis, investment ideas, insights from market gurus and much more. Get Moneycontrol PRO for 1 year at price of 3 months. Use code FREEDOM.

Read full article
Loading...
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp

Live TV

Loading...
Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results