On Wednesday, FX unveiled the first teaser for Impeachment, the anticipated third season of anthology series American Crime Story, which is set to debut on September 7.
Ryan Murphy’s limited series examines the national crisis that led to the first impeachment of a U.S. President in over a century through the eyes of the women at the center of the events: Monica Lewinsky (Beanie Feldstein), Linda Tripp (Sarah Paulson) and Paula Jones (Annaleigh Ashford). All three were thrust into the public spotlight during a time of corrosive partisan rancor, shifting sexual politics and a changing media landscape.
The trailer opens in Washington, D.C. in 1995, tailing a young woman as she approaches President Clinton (Clive Owen) bearing a gift.
“Mr. President,” his secretary says. “Ms. Lewinsky’s here to see you.”
Impeachment: American Crime Story is based on the book A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Story of the Sex Scandal That Nearly Brought Down a President by Jeffrey Toobin.
The series written by Sarah Burgess is produced by 20th Television and FX Productions. Lewinsky, Feldstein, Henrietta Conrad and Jemima Khan also serve as producers, with Burgess, Murphy, Paulson, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Alexis Martin Woodall, Brad Falchuk, Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski and Michael Uppendahl exec producing.
Impeachment‘s all-star cast also includes Margo Martindale, Anthony Green, Cobie Smulders, Colin Hanks and more.
The latest installment of American Crime Story comes three years after The Assassination of Gianni Versace, which told the story of the fashion designer’s (Édgar Ramírez) murder at the hands of Andrew Cunanan (Darren Criss).
The series’ first season, The People v. O.J. Simpson, examined the former NFL star’s infamous murder trial, which kicked off in 1994.
The People v. O.J. debuted in 2016 to critical acclaim. Claiming 9 Emmys and 22 nominations, it cemented American Crime Story as one of FX’s most acclaimed ongoing series.
Check out the teaser for Impeachment: American Crime Story above.
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