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Sarah Paulson attends the 69th annual DGA Awards in Beverly Hills, California, U.S. February 4, 2017 Reuters/Phil McCarten

“American Crime Story” producer Ryan Murphy recently confirmed that Sarah Paulson will appear in Season 4 of the FX series. The “American Horror Story” actress will play a role in the upcoming story that focuses on Monica Lewinsky.

Murphy told E! News that Paulson will be in “American Crime Story” Season 4, although she will not play Hillary Clinton as previously rumoured. Hillary will be played by another actor and they are reportedly casting at present. Murphy continued that he cannot say who Sarah is playing, but they will start shooting at the end of 2017. There are talks that Paulson may play Attorney General Janet Reno, since she previously played an embattled lawyer for Murphy in Season 1.

In January 2017, 20th Century Fox optioned rights to “A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Sex Scandal That Nearly Brouht Down A President” by Jeffrey Toobin. The book covered the Monica Lewinsky and President Bill Clinton sex scandal that almost led to the latter’s impeachment. Season 1 of “American Crime Story” was based on another book by Toobin, titled “Crime Story, The People v. O.J. Simpson.”

Murphy explained that “A Vast Conspiracy” is a very interesting book. He continued that it was not really about Hillary Clinton but the rise of a certain segment of a right-ring group of people who despised the Clintons and used three women. Lewinsky, Paula Jones and Linda Tripp were used to attempt to destroy Bill Clinton.

Murphy added that the book is amazing with several bizarre crimes that can be highlighted. He said that they are more focused on the mechanizations behind the scenes in the attempt to have the former president impeached. The Clintons will be included, but they will not be the main persons in “American Crime Story” Season 4.

In the meantime, “American Crime Story” will simultaneously shoot Season 3 and 4, notes Deadline. The second season will delve on Hurricane Katrina, while the third season will focus on the 1997 assassination of Gianni Versace. Season 2 is set to air in 2018 and they are shooting based on the availability of the cast. Murphy said that many actors from the first season will also be in Season 2.

The first season of “American Crime Story” was a huge success for FX, raking in nine Emmy Awards and two Golden Globes. Toobin served as executive producer of Season 1.

“American Crime Story” airs on FX in the US and on Channel TEN in Australia. It can also be seen on Netflix US and Australia. More updates and details are expected soon.

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