- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 19, 2017

The Monica Lewinsky affair will be the subject of a forthcoming season of FX’s “American Crime Story,” according to the Hollywood Reporter.

“American Crime Story producers Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions have optioned author Jeffrey Toobin’s 2000 best-seller A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Sex Scandal That Nearly Brought Down a President as source material,” THR reported Thursday.

Mr. Toobin’s “The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson” was the source material for the FX drama’s wildly successful first season, which centered on the 1995 O.J. Simpson trial.

As Variety reported in April,  “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” became FX’s “top-rated first-year series ever.” It enjoyed an average audience of 7.5 million viewers and was the No. 1 Tuesday night program in the highly coveted 18-34 demographic, Variety noted at the time.

Mr. Toobin, who has been with CNN as a legal analyst for nearly 15 years, was “deeply involved in the first season” of the FX program, noted THR, when he “served as a consultant to the writing staff.”

While producers are casting for the roles of Monica Lewinsky and whistleblower Linda Tripp, you’ll have to wait a while for the finished product, which won’t air until at least the fourth season.

Hurricane Katrina and the murder of Gianni Versace will be the subject matter of seasons two and three, respectively, according to THR.

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