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The Anatomy of a Netflix Scandal News, Cast, Premiere Date


Mark your calendars: Netflix premieres an all-new high-society thriller about sex, power and privilege in April. Anatomy of a Scandal is defined in London, and the show follows British politician James Whitehorse (Rupert Friend) and his wife Sophie (Sienna Miller) – and what happens when a sexual consent scandal threatens to disrupt their marriage.


Created by Emmy-winning David E. Kelley (who adapted big little lies) and Melissa James Gibson (who wrote for Americans and Card castle), anatomy of lies is sure to be staple of television. Here’s everything you need to know about the show.

Anatomy of a Scandal is based on a bestselling novel.

Sarah Vaughan’s political thriller, often called a “#metoo wedding thriller”, was released in 2018 to positive reviews and spent ten weeks on the Sunday time list of bestsellers. Vaughan drew on her background as a courtroom reporter and political correspondent to write the story, explaining her time covering British politics helped her understand the nuances of “power, privilege and right”.

Anatomy of a Scandal: A Novel

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Sienna Miller and Rupert Friend lead the cast.

Michelle Dockery in Anatomy of a Scandal
Michelle Dockery as lawyer Kate Woodcroft in Anatomy of a Scandal


Led by Sienna Miller and Rupert Friend, the cast is packed with British stars. “I was a huge fan of the book and my character Sophie,” Miller said in a statement. “She’s multi-faceted and dealing with the consequences of the decisions she’s made in her life of privilege, which are catching up with her. I loved the arc and the journey she’s embarked on.”

The courtroom drama also stars Downton Abbey‘s Michelle Dockery as prosecutor Kate Woodcroft, who has her own reasons to believe James is guilty; Josette Simon as James’ defense attorney, Angela Regan; and Naomi Scott as Olivia Lytton, James’ parliamentary aide and the woman who accuses James of rape.

East Anatomy of a Scandal based on a true story?

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Author Sarah Vaughan said Anatomy of a Scandal is based on her experience covering UK sex scandals and her early career as a courtroom reporter covering murder trials and sexual abuse trials.

Later, she moved into covering British politics. I saw how sex scandals involving politicians broke out and played out. I was in the lobby when Home Secretary David Blunkett was exposed by the News of the World for having an affair with the publisher of the Spectator; and saw Boris Johnson colorfully deny, and later admit to lying, his affair with Petronella Wyatt,” Vaughan wrote for a blog for British bookseller Waterstones.

The limited series will premiere on April 15 on Netflix.

The six episodes of Anatomy of a Scandal will be available to stream on Netflix on April 152022.

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