Oscar-nominee Clive Owen will star as former U.S. President Bill Clinton in “Impeachment: American Crime Story,” the third season of FX’s award-winning limited series franchise following their O.J. Simpson trial and Versace murder-themed earlier seasons.
The new season centers on the sex scandal that rocked the Clinton presidency. Owen joins Sarah Paulson as Linda Tripp, Beanie Feldstein as Monica Lewinsky, and Annaleigh Ashford as Paula Jones in the limited series. The role of Hillary Clinton is currently being cast.
The limited series is based on Jeffrey Toobin’s bestselling book “A Vast Conspiracy,” not a surprise as an earlier Toobin book formed the basis of “The People vs. O.J. Simpson” series. Paulson is reportedly taking a couple of months off for her transformation as Linda Tripp.
Sarah Burgess pens and executive produces alongside returning team Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Brad Falchuk, Larry Karaszewski, Scott Alexander, Alexis Martin Woodall and Paulson. Feldstein, Henrietta Conrad and Jemima Khan are also producing.
Filming begins in late March ahead of a September 27th 2020 premiere.