American Crime Story Impeachment shuts down due to COVID-19 outbreak

Joe Anderton
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From Digital Spy

American Crime Story: Impeachment is the latest show that has had its production put on pause due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

As originally reported by TMZ, there have been confirmed outbreaks on the set of the Ryan Murphy drama, and the filming was halted after tests came back positive.

The publication does not state how many people tested positive for COVID, but claims that it is multiple people that include cast and crew.

Digital Spy has reached out for further clarification.

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The latest season of American Crime Story has had a few setbacks already. The beginning of production had been pushed back because of the pandemic, and finally began only last month.

Star Sarah Paulson marked the beginning of filming with a photo of herself as Linda Tripp, the woman who secretly recorded telephone calls of Monica Lewinsky admitting to having an affair with then-President of the United States, Bill Clinton.

Paulson has spoken about doing plenty of research for the role, but sadly she never got to meet the real Linda Tripp before she passed away earlier this year.

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Photo credit: William Philpott - Getty Images

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"I don't know if I ever would have met Linda or if Linda would have even been open to doing anything like that," she said, "but I got as many text messages when she passed away as if I had died.

"It was weird because I have been spending so much time reading all these books and working with a dialect coach. I was immersed in this and it was a very wild thing. It really did make me sad."

American Crime Story previously aired on FX in the US and BBC Two in the UK.

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