‘A Very Royal Scandal’: Michael Sheen & Ruth Wilson To Star In Amazon Series Based On Prince Andrew’s Notorious Newsnight Interview

Michael Sheen and Ruth Wilson are leading the cast of A Very Royal Scandal, Prime Video’s upcoming limited series about Prince Andrew’s disastrous interview with Newsnight’s Emily Maitlis, in which he explained his friendship with Jeffrey Epstein.  The series is currently in production in the UK.

According to the description, the three-part limited series, written by Jeremy Brock, will follow Emily Maitlis’ (Wilson) professional and personal journey as a Newsnight journalist, leading up to her acclaimed interview with Prince Andrew (Sheen).

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Cast also includes Joanna Scanlan as Amanda Thirsk, Alex Jennings as Sir Edward Young and Éanna Hardwicke as Stewart Maclean.

Julian Jarrold directs the series, which is produced by Blueprint Television for Amazon MGM Studios, and distributed worldwide by Sony Pictures Television. Karen Thrussell, Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin, Diarmuid McKeown, Jeremy Brock, Jarrold, and Maitlis herself serve as executive producers. Josh Hyams serves as a producer on the series.

Prince Andrew was forced to retreat from public life in the fallout from the 2019 interview, which saw him fail to apologize for his friendship with Epstein, fail to show compassion for Epstein’s victims and variously refute the claims made against him – by revealing he had been in a Pizza Express on the night he was alleged to be in a London nightclub with Epstein’s Virginia Guiffre, and that he had a condition which meant he was unable to sweat, as was also alleged.

Sheen currently can be seen starring in the Prime Video series Good Omens. His other notable credits include Prodigal Son, Quiz and Masters of Sex, among others.

Wilson is maybe best known for her starring role in Showtime drama The Affair and can currently be seen in Showtime’s gothic thriller drama series The Woman in the Wall.

Deadline’s sister site Variety was first to report the news.

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