Monica Lewinsky “American Crime Story” series
Premieres: Not yet announced (FX)
The real story: In 1998, President Bill Clinton was impeached by the House of Representatives, accused of lying under oath about his affair with a White House intern named Monica Lewinsky. The scandal left an indelible mark on his presidential legacy — and Lewinsky’s reputation.
“When news of my affair with Bill Clinton broke, I was arguably the most humiliated person in the world,” she wrote in a 2014 Vanity Fair essay. As “The People v. O.J. Simpson” did for Marcia Clark, we can expect “American Crime Story” to examine the sexism behind Lewinsky’s public shaming.
The cast: No official word yet. But Murphy did tell Bravo’s Andy Cohen that he had a role in mind for longtime collaborator Sarah Paulson: Linda Tripp, the former White House employee who secretly recorded conversations in which Lewinsky detailed her relationship with the president.