Michael Uppendahl has stepped in as director and govt producer on American Crime Story: Impeachment, Ryan Murphy’s upcoming FX restricted sequence concerning the Invoice Clinton-Monica Lewinsky intercourse scandal. He replaces Richard Shepard, who just lately exited the challenge.
Shepard signed on for the challenge in January, forward of the coronavirus pandemic, which shut down all manufacturing and shifted all filming schedules, together with Impeachment‘s. The present, a co-production of Touchstone Tv, FX and Ryan Murphy Productions, was initially set to shoot in early spring. Delayed by the industry-wide shutdown, it’s now slated to start filming in early fall.
The pandemic and the scheduling bottleneck it has created, with reveals slowly easing again into manufacturing with COVID security protocols, has led to behind and in entrance of the digital camera modifications on a lot of initiatives. One other director beforehand booked for Impeachment additionally just lately pulled out.
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As with Shepard, Uppendahl is anticipated to be considered one of a number of producing administrators on the sequence, together with EP Murphy.
The third season of American Crime Story will likely be based mostly on Jeffrey Toobin’s e-book A Huge Conspiracy: The Actual Story of the Intercourse Scandal That Almost 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.
Sarah Burgess is writing and can function EP with Uppendahl, 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.
Uppendahl has a protracted historical past with Touchstone Tv, FX and Ryan Murphy Prods, having shot episodes of Ratched, The Scorching Zone, which he exec produced, Fargo, American Horror Story and Legion, whose first season he co-exec produced, in addition to Hollywood. He additionally directed the pilot and co-exec produced the primary season of Hulu’s Fort Rock and directed a number of episodes of AMC’s Mad Males and The Strolling Useless, Showtime’s Ray Donovan, and Fox’s Glee. Uppendahl is repped by CAA and Trade Leisure.