“American Crime Story” Tackles Monica Lewinsky

Author Jeffrey Toobin’s non-fiction book “The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson” served as the basis for the first season of FX’s “American Crime Story” and now it looks like another of his works will be doing the same again.

Fox 21 TV and FX Productions have optioned Toobin’s book “A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Sex Scandal That Nearly Brought Down a President” for use for an upcoming installment of the anthology series.

The book pulls at the threads of the Clinton sex scandal that dominated the media in the late 1990s. This will frame it as a legal thriller surrounding Paula Jones, Kenneth Starr, and Monica Lewinsky.

The producers on the series currently have two seasons in production: “Katrina” which is set in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and “Versace” about the 1997 murder of Gianni Versace. Both are expected to air in 2018.

Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson will executive produce the series. Murphy also has two other anthology shows on FX on the way – “Feud” premiering March 5, as well as more forthcoming installments of “American Horror Story.”

Source: Variety