Monica Lewinsky is among the producers of a new season of the anthology series American Crime Story, which will follow the impeachment of former US President Bill Clinton.

The series, created by Ryan Murphy, is titled Impeachment and will recount the notorious 1990s affair between Clinton and former White House intern Lewinsky, who was in her early 20s.

The show will also document the impeachment proceedings called against Clinton by the US House of Representatives in 1998.

Booksmart star Beanie Feldstein will play Lewinsky, while Ryan Murphy regular Sarah Paulson will play Linda Tripp, the civil servant who secretly recorded phone calls Lewinsky made about her affair with the president.

Beanie Feldstein will play Monica Lewinsky

The series is based on Jeffrey Toobin's best-selling book A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Story Of The Sex Scandal That Nearly Brought Down A President.

Murphy originally bought the rights to bring the book to TV in 2017 but admitted to having doubts about telling the story without Lewinsky's involvement.

The series is now going ahead with Lewinsky as a co-producer.

Monica Lewinsky wants to "reclaim my narrative" as producer on Impeachment

In a statement to Vanity Fair, Lewinsky said she wished to "reclaim my narrative".

"People have been co-opting and telling my part in this story for decades," she said. "In fact, it wasn't until the past few years that I've been able to fully reclaim my narrative, almost 20 years later.

"This isn't just a me problem. Powerful people, often men, take advantage of those subordinate to them in myriad ways all the time. Many people will see this as such a story and for that reason, this narrative is one that is, regretfully, evergreen."

The network FX said Impeachment will premiere in September 2020.

This will be the third season of American Crime Story. Season one, titled The People v O J Simpson, explored the murder trial of O J Simpson, while season two, The Assassination of Gianni Versace, chronicled the murder of the famed fashion designer. 

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