american crime story edie falco

Impeachment: American Crime Story has found its Hillary Clinton: Sopranos actress Edie Falco will play the former First Lady. It’s the latest entry in the FX anthology series from producer Ryan Murphy. The first season dealt with the O.J. Simpson trial, while season two focused on the murder of Gianni Versace. This latest season won’t deal with death, but rather the infamous ’90s sex scandal that lead to the impeachment of then-President Bill Clinton.

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In this edition of TV Bits:

  • Bong Joon-ho teases more details about his Parasite HBO miniseries
  • Jodie Whittaker confirms her return for Doctor Who season 13
  • Impeachment: American Crime Story adds new cast members
  • And more

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During their summer 2019 Television Critics Association sessions, FX announced the series Impeachment: American Crime Story about the Bill Clinton impeachment, with Monica Lewinski serving as a producer. As soon as FX announced plans to air it before the 2020 election, the network faced backlash for the timing. 

Today, FX CEO John Landgraf revealed the series will not air until after the election. 

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Clive Owen as Bill Clinton

As our current embarrassment of a president is bracing for possible impeachment, FX is moving forward with Impeachment: American Crime Story, which dramatizes the 1998 impeachment of President Bill Clinton. And now the show’s producers have found their president: Clive Owen (Children of Men) will step into the shoes of the former Arkansas governor, and we’ll be eagerly waiting to hear if Owen tries to imitate Clinton’s distinctive Southern accent. Read More »

Rumors of an American Crime Story season based on the impeachment of Bill Clinton have long been floating around. Yesterday, FX announced that the third season would, in fact, be Impeachment: American Crime Story, and it would premiere on September 27, 2020, just about six weeks before the 2020 presidential election.

The Television Critics Association’s executive session with FX Chairman John Landgraf put the exec on the spot about airing a retrospective on a Democratic scandal in an election year. Indeed, if it runs for 10 episodes like most seasons, American Crime Story: Impeachment will run through the 2020 election.

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