EXCLUSIVE: Emmy-winning director Richard Shepard is about to direct and government produce Impeachment: American Crime Story, Ryan Murphy’s upcoming FX restricted sequence in regards to the Invoice Clinton-Monica Lewinsky intercourse scandal. He’s anticipated to be one among a number of producing administrators on the sequence, together with EP Murphy.
The third season of American Crime Story might be primarily based on Jeffrey Toobin’s e-book A Huge Conspiracy: The Actual Story of the Intercourse Scandal That Practically Introduced Down a President. Beanie Feldstein will star as Lewinsky, Clive Owen as Invoice Clinton, Annaleigh Ashford as Paula Jones and Billy Eichner as journalist Matt Drudge. It can premiere in late 2020 or early 2021.
Sarah Burgess is writing and can function EP with Shepard, Murphy, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Brad Falchuk, Larry Karaszewski, Scott Alexander, Alexis Martin Woodall, and Sarah Paulson. Lewinsky, Feldstein, Henrietta Conrad and Jemima Khan are producing.
The veteran helmer has directed 9 tv pilots which have gone to sequence, together with Felony Minds, Ugly Betty, for which he received an Emmy, Rosewood, Salem, Sweetbitter, and NBC’s musical dramedy Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist starring Jane Levy. Shepard additionally directed 12 episodes of the Golden Globe Award-winning HBO sequence Ladies, together with the controversial “American Bitch” episode, for which Matthew Rhys acquired an Emmy nomination.
This marks Shepard’s first collaboration with Ryan Murphy & Co. The earlier two installments of the favored American Crime Story franchise earned 4 directing Emmy nominations for Murphy (two), Anthony Hemingway and John Singleton and a win for Murphy in 2018. Each seasons additionally received the Emmy for greatest restricted sequence.
Shepard’s characteristic movies as author/director embrace the 2018 horror movie The Perfection, starring Allison Williams and Logan Browning for Netflix; the black comedy Dom Hemingway, starring Jude Regulation and Richard E. Grant for Fox Searchlight; and the Golden Globe-nominated The Matador, starring Pierce Brosnan and Greg Kinnear.
His brief movie Tokyo Undertaking starring Elisabeth Moss premiered on the 2017 Tribeca Movie Pageant and was purchased by HBO. His Emmy-nominated documentary I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale, additionally aired on HBO.
Shepard is repped by CAA, 3Arts, and attorneys Alan Wertheimer, Karl Austen and Kimberly Jamie.