American Crime Story does not shy away from controversy.
The Ryan Murphy-executive produced anthology series will take on President Bill Clinton's sex scandal with Monica Lewinsky, FX confirms to ET.
Based on legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin's book, A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Sex Scandal That Nearly Brought Down a President, the docuseries will cover the former president's affair with his White House intern that led to his impeachment in 1998. The network is already in talks with actresses to play Lewinsky and her onetime confidant Linda Tripp, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
FX's true-crime docuseries hit the ground running with The People vs. O.J. Simpson, which not only proved to be a ratings hit with the network, but was critically acclaimed, landing a Golden Globe for Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, as well as Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for Sarah Paulson.
No airdate has been signaled for the Lewinsky docuseries. The show's next season will focus on Hurricane Katrina, and is expected to premiere in 2018.
Watch the video below to see Sarah Paulson dedicate her Golden Globe award to Murphy, and Marcia Clark, the prosecuting attorney she portrayed on the show.