This is Toobin's second involvement with a Murphy production: the show's first season, The People v O.
Given Lewinsky's own participation and the current historical moment, one defined by MeToo scandals that have rocked the country to its core, the series is likely to shed light on aspects of the impeachment previously left unexplored or, at the very least, give a virtual microphone to characters whose voices weren't heard at the time—especially considering Murphy's own reputation as a champion of the marginalized.
Showrunners are also banking on the success of the first and second seasons of the show: in , The People v.
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Simpson won both the Golden Globe and Emmy for best limited series and The Assassination of Gianni Versace , the series' second installment, took home the same awards in At the time, The People v. Simpson also broke rating records for the network, garnering 5.
Booksmart star Beanie Feldstein will star as Lewinsky, with Sarah Paulson playing Linda Tripp, the civil servant who secretly recorded phone calls the year-old made about her affair with Clinton, who was 27 years her senior. Powerful people, often men, take advantage of those subordinate to them in myriad ways all the time.
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Many people will see this as such a story and for that reason, this narrative is one that is, regretfully, evergreen. The Clinton scandal has been the subject of renewed public interest in recent years, following the rise of the MeToo movement and calls for the impeachment of current US president Donald Trump. Last year, Lewinsky contributed to docuseries The Clinton Affair , while the subject also formed the basis of the second season of popular current affairs podcast Slow Burn.
American Crime Story has attracted critical acclaim and high ratings for its retellings of landmark events in recent US history. The drama went on to win a further three Emmys in for its second season, which recalled the murder of fashion designer Gianni Versace.
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