In an example of something I will binge the second it comes out, FX has released the teaser for the highly-anticipated Impeachment: American Crime Story, the third instalment in Ryan Murphy‘s masterful true crime anthology series.
The limited series details the events leading up to the impeachment of one President Bill Clinton (Clive Owen) through the eyes of the women at the centre of the scandal: Monica Lewinsky, Linda Tripp, and Paula Jones.
Beanie Feldstein (Booksmart) stars as Lewinsky, the then 22-year-old intern who had the infamous affair with the president. The one and only Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story) plays Tripp, who Lewinsky confided in about the affair. She played a huge role in the impeachment of Clinton because she secretly recorded her conversations with Lewinsky.
Annaleigh Ashford (Masters of Sex) stars as Jones, who sued Clinton for sexual harassment.
“All three were thrust into the public spotlight during a time of corrosive partisan rancor, shifting sexual politics and a changing media landscape,” the synopsis for the series reads, as per Deadline.
Edie Falco (The Sopranos) has been cast as Hilary Clinton, alongside a whole bunch of familiar names because this is a a Ryan Murphy series after all.
There’s Taran Killam (Saturday Night Live) as Steve Jones, Billy Eichner (Billy on the Street) as Matt Drudge, Margo Martindale (Justified), as Lucianne Goldberg, and Anthony Green (London’s Burning) as former vice president Al Gore.
The teaser opens in Washington, D.C. in 1995, as a young woman hides a gift for “Bill” in a folder and walks it to the Oval Office.
“Mr. President,” his secretary says. “Ms. Lewinsky’s here to see you.”
Impeachment: American Crime Story is slated for release this September on FX.
Will this attract a boatload of Emmy nominations? Probably, based on American Crime Story‘s history at the awards ceremony.
Season 1, The People V. O.J. Simpson, won nine of its 22 nominations, while season 2, The Assassination of Gianni Versace, took home seven Emmys out of 18 nominations.
American Crime Story seasons 1 and 2 are available to stream now on Netflix. Fingers and toes crossed season 3 comes to the streaming giant too.