Netflix has a slew of content lined up for its viewers, one of them being Anatomy of a Scandal. The streamer just released the trailer for it. The British courtroom drama is based on Sarah Vaughan’s novel of the same name. The trailer doesn’t reveal much apart from a sex scandal surrounding a politician. The setting is Westminster, London which explains the bleak lens and grey skies. It is equal parts a courtroom drama and a psychological thriller.
Privilege is about to be put on trial.
Sienna Miller, Michelle Dockery, Rupert Friend, and Naomi Scott star in Anatomy of a Scandal — premiering April 15 pic.twitter.com/Y4HEg03bCH
— Netflix (@netflix) March 17, 2022
What is Anatomy of a Scandal about?
James Whitehouse is a minister in Parliament. His position lends him immense power and he decides to abuse that power. But his position also means that he also has a lot of enemies who are vying for his post. A scheme lands him on trial where his extramarital affairs and sexual assault on a woman comes to the light. On the brink of losing his job and position, he now also has to come clean to his wife, Sophie Whitehead. Sophie is still grappling with the truth that her husband may not be the man she thought he was.
The Netflix adaptation, Anatomy of a Scandal features some high-profile names in its cast list.
- Naomi Scott as Olivia Lytton
- Josette Simon as Angela Regan, QC
- Ben Radcliffe as young James
- Sienna Miller as Sophie Whitehouse
- Michelle Dockery as Kate Woodcroft, QC
- Rupert Friend as James Whitehouse MP
- Jake Simmance as young Tom
- Annie Haworth as young Alison
- Amelie Bea-Smith as Emily Whitehouse
- Sebastian Selwood as Finn Whitehouse
- Geoffrey Streatfeild as Tom Southern
- Joshua McGuire as Chris Clarke
- Liz White as Ali Conlon
- Nancy Farino as Holly
- Hannah Dodd as young Sophie
The psychological drama won’t be here before 15th April 2022. S.J (Jessica Jones, Succession) will direct the show. Big Little Lies creator, David E Kelley and House of Cards showrunner, Melissa James Gibson is in charge of adapting Sarah’s novel to Netflix. It will be a six-part anthology series. The future season, if Netflix orders one, will focus on a whole new scandal. Both the creators have worked on shows that deal with power, the privilege that comes with it, and sexual assaults. Netflix’s newest show also deals with such subjects – power, sexual assault, trauma, and a scandal that rocked an entire nation.