American Crime Story made waves last year with its premiere season on FX. Known to most as The People v. O.J. Simpson, the show received critical acclaim for its riveting depiction of the O.J. Simpson trial and the consequences it had for race relations in America. However, given that the show is an anthology series based on real life events, this subject only had enough material to last one season. For upcoming seasons of the show, the matter will switch from race relations to White House scandals. Scandals of the “I DID NOT. HAVE. SEXUAL. RELATIONS WITH THAT WOMAN!” variety.
That’s right boys and girls, a future season of American Crime Story will center on the Monica Lewinsky scandal that plagued the presidency of Bill Clinton and eventually led to his impeachment from office. As learned from The Hollywood reporter, series showrunner Ryan Murphy is working on a story based on author Jeffery Toobin’s bestselling novel A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Sex Scandal That Nearly Brought Down a President (the first season also took inspiration from Tobin’s work, specifically his 1997 book The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson). One would think that the O.J. Simpson murder trial would be “too soon” for many people, but if FX is willing to dramatize THIS topic then maybe I stand corrected! Needless to say, if you’ve seen the first season, you already know that we’ll be in for a crime drama that will have us on the edge of our seats. Though it’s been hard to find details on the second season (it didn’t help that it’s air date has been pushed back to 2018), we do know that it will be set during Hurricane Katrina, most likely centering on the chaos and looting that took place as a result.
Sadly, we’ll have to wait an entire year to find out how that story will take place and even longer than that to see how they portray the most tumultuous period of the Clinton administration. So if you haven’t caught up on the series yet, then good news, you can spend some time this year getting caught up! If you have seen it, what should you watch tide yourself over? Um..I…I don’t know go watch The Wire or something.