Production paused on American Crime Story after positive COVID-19 tests

Ryan Murphy's Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky series will begin filming again in January 2021.

Production has been halted on American Crime Story: Impeachment due to several confirmed cases of COVID-19 on set. 

The Ryan Murphy drama will now stay on pause throughout the rest of December with filming set to resume in January 2021. 

Its cast and crew regularly undergo screenings as part of the show’s strict health and safety regulations but it’s currently not known how many tested positive for the virus. 

This is the second COVID-19 related setback that Impeachment has suffered. Filming was originally set to begin in early Spring but was then pushed back to Autumn due to the industry-wide lockdown. 

American Crime Story: Impeachment will explore then-President Bill Clinton’s (Clive Owen) infamous 90s sex scandal with White House intern Monica Lewinsky (Beanie Feldstein).  

Murphy favourite Sarah Paulson will also star as Linda Tripp, the Pentagon employee who first blew the whistle on their affair. 

The show will be written by Sarah Burgess with Michael Uppendahl, who’s previously helmed several episodes of Murphy’s acclaimed anthology American Horror Story, replacing Richard Shepard as director. 

A release date for American Crime Story: Impeachment is not yet known.

Source: Deadline  

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