The ‘Impeachment: American Crime Story’ Teaser Was Dropped on This President’s Birthday

The anthology crime series, American Crime Story, is coming back to FX for another round. The new season will be called Impeachment: American Crime Story and is based on the case between Monica Lewinsky and former President Bill Clinton. FX announced in a teaser trailer that the release date will be Sept. 7, 2021.

While the tv show‘s teaser was published online on Aug. 4, 2021, a former U.S. president was celebrating his birthday with family and friends. Here’s a hint: it wasn’t Clinton.

Ryan Murphy and cast and crew talking onstage to receive the Outstanding Limited Series award for The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Ryan Murphy and cast and crew accept the Outstanding Limited Series award for ‘The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story’ | Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images

What does the trailer show?

Rather than focusing on the president himself, American Crime Story: Impeachment will tell the story from the perspective of the women involved in the case. According to the New York Post, Ryan Murphy (the show’s creator) wanted to hone in on the three women, Linda Tripp, Paula Jones, and Monica Lewinsky. Murphy had also tweeted a

The new teaser for the upcoming season shows Lewinky’s character walking in to meet President Bill Clinton in the oval office in 1995. With ominous and suspenseful music, Lewinsky slowly makes her way over the office. The camera follows her as she walks through the halls of the White House and the trailer ends with one employee saying, “Mr. President, Ms. Lewinsky is here to see you.”

Beanie Feldstein, Sarah Paulson, and Annaleigh Ashford will portray Lewinsky, Tripp, and Jones respectively. The main cast also includes Clive Owens as President Clinton and Edie Falco as the Former U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton.

Who’s birthday was on the same day the video came out?

Although he has no relation to either the FX show or the political scandal, former President Barack Obama celebrated his 60th birthday the day this trailer emerged. Due to the ongoing situation with the COVID-19 Delta variant, the former President decreased the number of guests for his birthday gathering.

According to CNN, the party was supposed to have more than 400 guests in addition to 200 staff members hired to work at the celebration at Martha’s Vineyard. The Obamas initially planned to host the gathering outside and intended to follow CDC protocols. However, former President Obama chose to limit the outdoor soiree to only host close family and friends.

The former President has not commented on the upcoming FX show.

The Obamas and Clintons are amicable toward one another

Despite any past events, the Obamas and the Clintons appear to have a friendly relationship. Both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama ran for president in the 2008 election. Both candidates were seen expressing their doubt for the other on the campaign trail. Nevertheless, Obama won the race. After he was inaugurated, he appointed Clinton to be his Secretary of State.

Both families tend to publicly show their appreciation of the other. In 2017, former President Clinton tweeted a shoutout to Obama for his birthday.

The former Secretary of State revealed in her book, What Happened, what Obama told her when she was campaigning in 2016. According to her, Obama advised Clinton to avoid burning herself out from too much work. Clinton wrote that Obama told her, “Hillary, you’ve got to pace yourself this time. Work smart, not just hard.”

From this, it was clear that the Clintons and the Obamas formed an alliance if not a formal friendship. Both families have not commented about the upcoming FX show.

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