FX Networks‘ award-winning and critically-acclaimed hit limited series franchise American Crime Story will return next year with its third installment, Impeachment: American Crime Story, it was announced today by John Landgraf, Chairman, FX Networks and FX Productions.
Production of the series from Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions begins in February and it will premiere on Sunday, September 27, 2020 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on FX.
Written by Sarah Burgess, Impeachment: American Crime Story unravels the saga of the Clinton presidency scandal that swept up Paula Jones, Monica Lewinsky and Linda Tripp as principal characters in the country’s first impeachment proceedings in over a century.
“FX’s American Crime Story franchise has become a cultural touchstone, providing greater context for stories that deserve greater understanding like the O.J. Simpson trial and saga, and Andrew Cunanan’s tragic crime spree which concluded with the assassination of Gianni Versace,” said Landgraf. “This franchise re-examines some of the most complicated, polarizing stories in recent history in a way that is relevant, nuanced and entertaining.
“Impeachment: American Crime Story will likewise explore the overlooked dimensions of the women who found themselves caught up in the scandal and political war that cast a long shadow over the Clinton Presidency. We are grateful to Sarah Burgess for her brilliant adaptation, as well as Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Brad Falchuk, Larry Karaszewski, Scott Alexander, Alexis Martin Woodall, Sarah Paulson and the rest of the creative team and cast.”
Impeachment: American Crime Story features a stellar cast starring Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Sarah Paulson as Linda Tripp, Beanie Feldstein as Monica Lewinsky, and Annaleigh Ashford as Paula Jones.
The third installment will be written by Sarah Burgess who is also executive producer alongside Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Brad Falchuk, Larry Karaszewski, Scott Alexander. Alexis Martin Woodall and Sarah Paulson. Monica Lewinsky will serve as producer. Henrietta Conrad and Jemima Khan will also serve as producers. The limited series is based on Jeffrey Toobin’s bestselling book A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Story of the Sex Scandal That Nearly Brought Down a President.
American Crime Story is one of television’s most acclaimed and award-winning limited series franchises. The first installment of ACS, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, received 22 Emmy Award nominations and it won nine Emmys. It also won the Golden Globe, BAFTA, AFI, PGA, WGA awards and it won the TCA awards for 2016 Program of the Year. The second installment, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story was nominated for 19 Emmy Awards and won seven including Outstanding Limited Series. Versace also won the Golden Globe Award for Best Limited Series, and AFI, TCA and PGA awards.