The show-runner, Ryan Murphy, has obtained rights to Jeffrey Toobin’s book ‘A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Sex Scandal That Nearly Brought Down a President’ and is looking to turn it into a future season, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
It is believed that producers are already meeting with actresses to portray Lewinsky and her colleague Linda Tripp, who secretly recorded Lewsinky’s conversations about her affair with President Bill Clinton.
The White House intern claimed to have had intimate relations with Clinton between November 1995 and March 1997.
No doubt the season will explore all sides to the scandal and its repercussions which resulted in the impeachment of President Clinton and his subsequent acquittal.
A new season of American Crime Story will focus on the Monica Lewinsky sex scandal
Monica Lewinsky meeting President Bill Clinton at a White House function in 1988
The news comes as the first instalment of the FX true crime anthology series that centred around the O.J Simpson murder case proved a hit amongst viewers.
The People v. O.J Simpson, received critical acclaim and picked up many awards including nine Emmys and two recent Golden Globes.
Stars, including Cuba Gooding Jr, John Travolta and Sarah Paulson featured in the show and it was also based on a Toobin book The Run of His Life: The People V. O.J. Simpson.
It has also recently been revealed that season two of the crime drama series will revolve around the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and it will be shot at the same time as season three.
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A further season will focus on the murder of Gianni Versace, pictured here with sister Donatella
The third season will feature the infamous murder of legendary fashion designer Gianni Versace in 1997.
According to Deadline.com, the 10-part series will examine the events that resulted in the designer’s death at the hands of serial killer Andre Cunnan.
The show will be based on the book Vulgar Favours by Maureen Orth, which chronicles the manhunt after Versace’s death.
Murphy is certainly keeping himself busy as he is about to debut his new television series Feud and is working on a seventh season of American Horror Story.
American Crime Story is set to return in 2018.