A VERY ROYAL SCANDAL: NEW DRAMA SERIES IN DEVELOPMENT
A new drama is in development, continuing the 'Scandal' drama strand. This time, it will focus on that infamous Prince Andrew Newsnight interview. TV Zone revealed last month that another series of A Very English Scandal was in development under the code name 'The Interview'.
A source told The Sun: "It speaks volumes that the drama pitches the Prince Andrew saga as being among the greatest scandals of modern times. This new show will have added gravitas as Emily is involved in its creation and will lend her unique insight to the production...
"It’s likely to be one of the most anticipated dramas, with everyone waiting to see who gets cast in the key roles — especially the prince himself.". TV Zone approached the BBC for comment, however did not receive a response.
Written by Sarah Phelps (The Pale Horse; Dublin Murders), Series 1 of A Very British Scandal focuses on the divorce of the Duke (Paul Bettany) and Duchess of Argyll (Claire Foy), one of the most notorious, extraordinary and brutal legal cases of the 20th century.
Famed for her charisma, beauty and style, Margaret, Duchess of Argyll, dominated the front pages as a divorce featuring accusations of forgery, theft, violence, drug-taking, secret recording, bribery and an explicit polaroid picture - all played out in the white-hot glare of the 1960s media.
A Very British Scandal turns this scandal inside out in order to explore the social and political climate of post-war Britain, looking at attitudes towards women, and asking whether institutional misogyny was widespread at the time.
As her contemporaries, the press, and the judiciary sought to vilify her, Margaret kept her head held high with bravery and resilience, refusing to go quietly as she was betrayed by her friends and publicly shamed by a society that revelled in her fall from grace.
More details will be revealed in due course.