From the team behind “A Very English Scandal,” this season focuses on the divorce of the Duke and Duchess of Argyll
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Claire Foy and Paul Bettany are set as the stars of Amazon and BBC One’s “A Very British Scandal,” from the team that made “A Very English Scandal.”
Written by Sarah Phelps (“The Pale Horse,” “Dublin Murders”), the three, 60-minute episodes focus “on the divorce of the Duke (Bettany) and Duchess of Argyll (Foy), one of the most notorious, extraordinary and brutal legal cases of the 20th Century.”
Per Amazon, “Famed for her charisma, beauty and style, Margaret, Duchess of Argyll, dominated the front pages as a divorcee 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 toward 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.”
Filming on the season will take place in the U.K. later this year. Additional casting will be announced at a later date.
“A Very British Scandal” hails from Blueprint Pictures, the studio behind Amazon and BBC One’s “A Very English Scandal,” and Amazon Studios. The season will be directed by Anne Sewitsky and produced by Chris Ballantyne. Executive producers include Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin, Diarmuid McKeown and Delyth Scudamore for Blueprint Pictures, Lucy Richer for the BBC, Phelps, Sewitsky, Foy, Kate Triggs and Dominic Treadwell-Collins.
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