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Marvel star joins American Crime Story: Impeachment to replace GLOW actress

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Photo credit: Stefanie Keenan for Veronica Beard - Getty Images
Photo credit: Stefanie Keenan for Veronica Beard - Getty Images

American Crime Story: Impeachment has found its Ann Coulter in Marvel and How I Met Your Mother star Cobie Smulders.

The Canadian-American actress is the latest addition to the star-studded cast of Ryan Murphy's crime anthology series. According to Variety, she is to play Conservative pundit Ann Coulter.

Smulders replaces Emmy-nominated actress Betty Gilpin, best known for the role of Debbie on Netflix's prematurely-axed wrestling show GLOW.

Photo credit: Stefanie Keenan for Veronica Beard - Getty Images
Photo credit: Stefanie Keenan for Veronica Beard - Getty Images

Related: American Crime Story unveils first Impeachment season trailer

Based on Jeffrey Toobin's 2000 book A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Story of the Sex Scandal That Nearly Brought Down a President, Murphy's series will focus on former US President Bill Clinton's affair with White House intern and later employee Monica Lewinsky, revealed in 1998.

Murphy will bring the controversy of the Clinton-Lewinsky political scandal, and the trial that followed, to the small screen in a ten-episode season premiering next month.

Photo credit: FX
Photo credit: FX

Related: American Horror Story's Sarah Paulson is unrecognisable as she transforms for Impeachment role

Zeroing in on "the national crisis that swept up Paula Jones, Monica Lewinsky and Linda Tripp as principal characters in the country's first impeachment proceedings in over a century," the upcoming series features a killer ensemble.

Alongside Smulders, the show also stars Clive Owen and The Sopranos' Edie Falco in the roles of Bill and Hillary Clinton. Booksmart protagonist Beanie Feldstein portrays Lewinsky, while Murphy's frequent collaborator Sarah Paulson plays civil servant and whistleblower Tripp.

American Crime Story: Impeachment premieres on FX in the US on September 7, 2021. A UK release date is yet to be confirmed.

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