If there's one thing Netflix is good at (er, they're good at lots of things actually), it's adapting best selling books in TV shows. They did it with Mindhunter; they did it with You, and now they're doing it with Anatomy Of A Scandal.
The book by Sarah Vaughan, which came out in January 2018, tells the story of a high profile couple, whose marriage begins to unravel when he's accused of a heinous crime. Barrister Kate is prosecuting the case, and is not only convinced James is guilty, but also determined he'll go down. It's SUCH a good thriller. Here's everything you need to know about the Netflix adaptation, from release date to cast:
When was the Anatomy Of A Scandal adaptation confirmed?
In September 2020, Deadline first announced an adaptation was in the works. Their report revealed Big Little Lies creator David E. Kelley and former House Of Cards showrunner Melissa James Gibson were collaborating to create the series, which will be directed by S.J. Clarkson of Succession and Jessica Jones fame.
The series will be six episodes, each lasting one hour.
Who will star in Anatomy Of A Scandal?
Now this is mainly why we're so excited. The cast is STELLAR.
Sienna Miller will play Sophie, the Oxford graduate and mother of two who has her seemingly perfect life turned upside down by the scandal surrounding her husband, James.
Rupert Friend from Homeland and The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas will play James, the handsome, privileged and charismatic man, who works as a Westminster politician.
As for 'steely' Kate? Downtown Abbey's Lady Mary Crawley aka Michelle Dockery will take on the role of the barrister, who is experienced in sexual assault cases and sees this as the career move of a lifetime.
When will Anatomy Of A Scandal come out?
Hard to know. Filming in London hasn't yet begun, given the filming restrictions caused by coronavirus lockdown, so we could have a while to wait. But worth it!
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