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Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky Scandal Eyed for Future American Crime Story

The intern. The blue dress. The impeachment debate. If Ryan Murphy has his way, all will be fodder for an upcoming season of American Crime Story.

The executive producer and the entities that produce American Crime Story have optioned Jeffrey Toobin’s A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Sex Scandal That Nearly Brought Down a President, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The 2012 nonfiction book examines how President Bill Clinton’s mid-1990s affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky became a national incident that led to the then-sitting president’s impeachment and acquittal.

Per THR, producers have already started seeing actresses for the roles of Lewinsky and Linda Tripp, Lewinsky’s colleague who surreptitiously recorded phone conversations in which Lewinsky candidly discussed her sexual relationship with Clinton.

Another book of Toobin’s, The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson, provided the framework for American Crime Story‘s critically acclaimed first season.

FX Networks CEO John Landgraf recently told reporters that the anthology series’ Hurricane Katrina-themed second season will bow in 2018, later than originally planned. An already-ordered Season 3 will focus on the murder of Gianni Versace by serial killer Andrew Cunanan.

Will you watch a Clinton-Lewinsky American Crime Story? And who would you cast in the main roles? Sound off in the comments!

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31 Comments
  1. Brian says:

    Would watch this.

  2. TV Fanatic says:

    Make it happen! This would definitely make for some good TV!

  3. Flor says:

    John Slattery as Bill Clinton would be my dreamcast

  4. Sam says:

    Either Julia Dreyfuss or Katie Holmes could work as Monica Lenwinsky.

  5. abz says:

    Ryan Murphy needs to slow the hell down. I’ve loved his shows and still continue to watch but this is precisely why the quality of most his show pretty much always decline so quickly. Nip/Tuck, Glee, American Horrofr Story, etc. He’s great at coming up with stories and ideas for shows but after a season or two he gets bored and rarely seems to want to devote time and effort into making them great and maintaining the quality. The success of People vs. OJ Simpson has gone to his head just like when the success of Glee did and he just had to move on to American Horror Story (which yes I am grateful for, but doesn’t make my point any less valid). American Crime Story has yet to even air the second season let alone the third and he’s already thinking about the fourth? And on top left that he’s working on season 7 of AHS and the new Feud anthologys series. And look at what happened to Scream Queens. There is multitasking and then there’s taking on too much. The man needs to pump his brakes. Seriously!

  6. Kevin says:

    Megan Boone (Blacklist) as Monica.

  7. Novat says:

    Megan Hilty for Lewinsky. Make it happen!

  8. Shouldn´t they at least start writting the second season?, that nobody seems to care about

  9. Chris says:

    Good grief! Can we get the second season out first before we hear the possible outlines for the next ten? Maybe since they’re making a Nancy Kerrigan/Tonya Harding movie they’re rushing to call dibs on as many headline making crimes as possible.Slow it down a notch.

  10. Miley Cyrus as Monica. Adele as Tripp.

    Ryan Gossling as Bill Clinton.

  11. T.W.S.S. says:

    So this could air right around the 2020 election.

  12. Adam says:

    This would be great but before planning season four maybe they should work on getting season two out of development hell.

  13. Raul J says:

    John Goodman as Linda Tripp.

  14. Mitsotakis says:

    It wasn’t the sex, or “not sex” as he claimed that got him in trouble. It was the lying. But let’s rewrite history like he did with Marcia Clark.

  15. Loli says:

    Who will Sarah Paulson play???

    I wonder…

    But yes, would totally binge watch.

  16. Andrew says:

    Allison Tolman or Megan Hilty for Monica please. And maybe Paulson could play Hillary?

  17. Lauren M says:

    God I really feel for Monica Lewinsky. Completely victimised by the continuing furor over this and being painted as the seductress despite being taken advantage of by a man more powerful and with a lot more experience than her. I doubt she would want this spotlight shone on her once again when she’s just trying to get on with her life.

    • sarah t says:

      Please, she knew what she was doing. She’s not a victim in this. I’m sure it was easy for her to get caught up in this (especially because she was younger) but she wasn’t a teenager, she was in her early 20’s so she definitely knew that what she was doing wasn’t right.

      • Amber says:

        Maybe, maybe not. She shouldn’t have to hear about it the rest of her life though. Neither should we.

        • sarah t says:

          Well, I agree that we shouldn’t but she kind of brought it on herself. What do you think is going happen when you get involved with a President?

      • Izzy says:

        I think we can concluded after all these years that she is not exactly the shapes tool in the box and she has always been completely out of her deep in the political and even the entertainment world. And yes while she was an adult in her early 20s and should had known what she was doing wasn’t right, that doesn’t mean she understood the repercussion of her actions. We all make mistake especially when we are young, she trusted the wrong people and will continue to pay for the notoriety for the rest of her life. Please have some empathy and think about how this propose story would impact on her psyche and her life.

  18. nellie says:

    I would so watch this. More excited about this than Katrina/Versace. MAKE IT HAPPEN, RYAN!!

  19. Mary says:

    Seriously, do we really need to relive all of this. Didn’t want OJ and won’t be watching this.

  20. N says:

    It feels like Murphy’s already regretting the Hurricane Katrina season 2, that cant be a good sign for it. Honestly, Murphy will have a really hard time matching People vs. OJ in both quality and ratings. I think if they get it together Katrinia could be compelling but I don’t see what he sees in Versace for season 3. A Clinton Lewinsky season may just be what the doc ordered.