Ryan Murphy goes to want his personal community quickly. Not solely is he engaged on season 7 of American Horror Story, he’s additionally bringing us Scream Queens, the eagerly anticipated Feud (premiering March 5 and I can’t wait – I imply LOOK AT THIS) and extra seasons of American Crime Story. And with the latter, he’s tapped one of many greatest political scandals of the 90s to earn him much more Emmys.
The Hollywood Reporter introduced that the busy author/director/producer has optioned Jeffrey Toobin’s 2000 bestseller A Huge Conspiracy, detailing the Invoice Clinton/Monica Lewinsky scandal. The creator has labored with Ryan earlier than. His guide The Run of His Life served as the inspiration for the primary season of ACS, which handled the trial of OJ Simpson. Jeffrey served as a marketing consultant to the present’s writers throughout the manufacturing of the sequence.
As you could recall, Monica, a White Home intern throughout the Clinton presidency had an on/off sexual affair with the President over the course of her 1995-1997 internship. Monica spilled the beans concerning the affair to her co-worker/confidante Linda Tripp, who secretly recorded the conversations. As soon as the information got here out, the scandal led to Clinton’s impeachment hearings, the notorious quote, “I didn’t have sexual relations with that girl, Miss Lewinsky” and many jokes about cigars and a stained blue costume.
Ryan is alleged to be on the quick observe concerning the casting of the sequence’ two most important characters, Monica and Linda. I can see considered one of Ryan’s go-to actresses, Lea Michele, as Monica. Can’t you? As for Linda Tripp, my dream casting could be John Goodman in drag, as he was nice enjoying her on Saturday Evening Dwell again within the 90s.
In case you’re already enthusiastic about this sequence, you could need to mood your enthusiasm, because the Clinton/Lewinsky season of ACS gained’t be coming your approach for at the least just a few years. As beforehand introduced, season two of ACS will take care of Hurricane Katrina and season three with the homicide of famed designer Gianni Versace. FX Networks CEO John Landgraf introduced throughout the Tv Critics Affiliation press tour final week that Katrina will run first in 2018 with the Versace sequence debuting six months later.
I, for one, am excited to see the Versace and Lewinsky tales revisited on the small display screen. And Feud goes to be spectacular. I simply hope Ryan doesn’t stretch himself too skinny and put out any sub-par product. However I doubt he’s able to that.
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