In the works are two dramatic retellings of Prince Andrew’s infamous BBC interview with Newsnight journalist Emily Maitlis. One will air on Netflix, and the other on Prime Video.
In the 2019 interview, Prince Andrew defended his friendship with convicted pedophile and accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein. He also responded to allegations against him made by one of Epstein’s accusers, Virginia Giuffre. His response, “I didn’t sweat at the time because I had suffered what I would describe as an overdose of adrenalin in the Falklands War when I was shot at and I simply… it was almost impossible for me to sweat,” was met with disbelief and criticism.
Netflix’s film, “Scoop,” released its first look teaser today. Rufus Sewell plays Prince Andrew, Gillian Anderson portrays Maitlis, and Billie Piper takes on the role of producer Sam McAlister, who negotiated between the studio and Buckingham Palace. The cast also includes Keeley Hawes as the prince’s private secretary Amanda Thirsk and Romola Garai as Newsnight editor Esme Wren.
Directed by Philip Martin and written by Peter Moffatt and Geoff Bussetil, “Scoop” is based on McAlister’s book. The film will stream on Netflix on April 5.