AceShowbiz - Emmy-winning director and TV veteran Richard Shepard has signed on to direct and executive produce Ryan Murphy's latest real-life crime series, which revolves around the Bill Clinton sex scandal.
Shepard will oversee a cast that will feature "Booksmart" star Beanie Feldstein as White House intern Monica Lewinsky and Clive Owen as President Clinton, who was impeached for lying about their relationship in 1998.
Other cast members announced for "American Crime Story: Impeachment" include Annaleigh Ashford as Paula Jones, another woman who claimed to have had an affair with Clinton, and Billy Eichner as journalist Matt Drudge, who first broke the story of the affair in January, 1998.
Sarah Burgess will write the series and also serve as executive producer alongside Shepard, Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Sarah Paulson, among others. Lewinsky and Feldstein will also be listed as producers.
Based on Jeffrey Toobin's book "A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Story of the Sex Scandal That Nearly Brought Down a President", the series - the third in the "American Crime Story" franchise following 2016's "The People v. O.J. Simpson" and 2018's "The Assassination Of Gianni Versace" - will premiere towards the end of this year (2020) or in early 2021.
Shepard picked up an Emmy award for his work behind the camera on "Ugly Betty", and he has also directed 12 episodes of Lena Dunham's award-winning "Girls" series for HBO. His big screen credits include the films "Dom Hemingway" and "The Matador".