American Crime Story season 3 retells Monica Lewinsky and Bill Clinton's affair—meet the impeachment cast

Season 3 will dive back into the secret relationship that shook America

hairman of FX John Landgraf, President of 20th Television Karey Burke, Eric Kovtun, Sarah Paulson, Nina Jacobson, Bradford Simpson, Sarah Burgess, Monica Lewinsky, Beanie Feldstein, Alexis Martin Woodall and Michael Uppendahl attend the premiere of FX's "Impeachment: American Crime Story" at Pacific Design Center on September 01, 2021 in West Hollywood, California.
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American Crime Story is back for a third season, but this time the true crime anthology series will examine the controversial impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton.

American Crime Story: Impeachment will aim to provide more insight into Monica Lewinsky and Bill Clinton’s relationship that led to his impeachment. While this season will take us back to one of the more controversial events in American presidencies, the latest season, according to a statement by the chairman of FX Networks and FX Productions John Landgraf, “will likewise explore the overlooked dimensions of the women who found themselves caught up in the scandal and political war that cast a long shadow over the Clinton Presidency." 

Monica was also involved in the making of the show, according to the series creator Ryan Murphy. Taking on the role of producer, she assisted in looking over scripts to ensure her side of the story told properly. Now with a stacked cast, the show will possibly reframe how most of us have viewed one of the most controversial political events in American history.


Cast of impeachment—who plays who?

Each season brings in a new cast and we can look forward to seeing some familiar and some fresh faces, including the series regular, Sarah Paulson. Here's the full cast of impeachment...

Beanie Feldstein as Monica Lewinsky

Beanie Feldstien and Monica Lewinsky for Impeachment: American Crime Story

(L) Beanie Feldstein who portrays a young (R) Monica Lewinsky in the FX crime docuseries Impeachment: American Crime Story. 

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Clive Owen as Bill Clinton

Clive Owen as Bill Clinton in Impeachment: American Crime Story

(L) Clive Owen takes on the role of a 49-year-old (R) Bill Clinton in Impeachment: American Crime Story.

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Sarah Paulson as Linda Tripp

Sarah Paulson as Linda Tripp in Impeachment: American Crime Story

(L) Sarah Paulson becomes (R) civil servant Linda Tripp who uncovers the affair between Monica Lewinsky and Bill Clinton.

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Annaleigh Ashford as Paula Jones

Annaleigh Ashford as Paula Jones in Impeachment: American Crime Story

(L) Annaleigh Ashford plays as (R) Paula Jones who formerly sued President Bill Clinton for sexual harassment. 

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Edie Falco as Hillary Clinton

Edie Falco as Hillary Clinton in Impeachment: American Crime Story

(L) Edie Falco is cast as (R) former First Lady and 2016 President elect Hillary Clinton in Impeachment: American Crime Story.

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Margo Martindale as Lucianne Goldberg

Margo Martindale as Lucianne Goldberg in Impeachment: American Crime Story

(L) Margo Martindale plays (R) literary agent Lucianne Goldberg in Impeachment: American Crime Story.

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Billy Eichner as Matt Drudge

Billy Eichner as Matt Drudge in Impeachment: American Crime Story

(L) Billy Eichner takes on the role of American political commentator and the creator of the Drudge Report, (R) Matt Drudge.

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Cobie Smulders as Ann Coulter

Cobie Smulders as Ann Coulter in Impeachment: American Crime Story

(L) Cobie Smulders stars as (R) Ann Coulter, a conservative media pundit who became well-known for her criticism of the Clinton administration in the 1990's.

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Taran Killam as Steve Jones

Taran Killam as Steve Jones in Impeachment: American Crime Story

(L) Taran Killam will play (R) Steve Jones—husband to Paula Jones. The two first met in 1989 while living in Little Rock, Arkansas.  

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What is American Crime Story about?

The anthology series takes a look at controversial true crime stories that have made history. Past seasons have included The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story and The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story. 

“This franchise re-examines some of the most complicated, polarizing stories in recent history in a way that is relevant, nuanced and entertaining," added Landgraf in a press release.

Every season is different including the cast, but there are some series regulars including Sarah Paulson who will appear in season 3 as Linda Tripp–the woman who secretly recorded conversations between Lewinsky and Clinton.

Where to watch American Crime Story season 3

The series premiered on September 7th, 2021, on FX. For those who missed out on the first episode, you can catch up on Hulu (with a subscription) or on the FX app. Each episode is available on the above streaming sites or on the FX channel. To find the FX channel, check with your cable provider as the channel number is dependent on your network.

How many episodes will be in Impeachment: American Crime Story?

Get ready to relive the drama and controversy of one of the most talked about presidential scandals this fall. Just like the previous season, Impeachment: American Crime Story will consist of 10 hour-long episodes. Each episode will air on FX every Tuesday night and will be available to stream on Hulu. 

Rylee Johnston
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