A Very English Scandal is returning for a second season on the BBC and Amazon with two of the largest stars round.
Written by Sarah Phelps (The Pale Horse; Dublin Murders), A Very British Scandal focuses on the divorce of the Duke (Paul Bettany) and Duchess of Argyll (Claire Foy), one of the crucial infamous, extraordinary and brutal authorized circumstances of the 20th century.
“Famed for her charisma, magnificence and magnificence, Margaret, Duchess of Argyll, dominated the entrance pages as a divorce that includes accusations of forgery, theft, violence, drug-taking, secret recording, bribery and an specific polaroid image – all performed out within the white-hot glare of the 1960s media.,” reads the character descirption.
A Very British Scandal turns this scandal inside out in an effort to discover the social and political local weather of post-war Britain, taking a look at attitudes in direction of ladies, and asking whether or not institutional misogyny was widespread on the time.
As her contemporaries, the press, and the judiciary sought to vilify her, Margaret saved her head held excessive with bravery and resilience, refusing to go quietly as she was betrayed by her buddies and publicly shamed by a society that revelled in her fall from grace.
Sarah Phelps says:
“Writing the story of Margaret’s life and the occasions main as much as and together with her divorce from the Duke has been a ardour undertaking of mine since 1993 once I first heard her identify and began studying about her.”
“I felt very strongly that she’d been punished for being a girl, for being seen, for refusing to again down, be a very good lady and go quietly. This drama is my tribute to her.”
Added Foy: “I’m so excited to work with Anne, Sarah and Paul on this extraordinary undertaking, and to discover via this story, how usually disgrace, judgement and controversy surrounds a girl’s sexuality.”
“I’m delighted to be working with the exceptional Claire Foy to inform the fascinating and scandalous story of the Duke and Duchess of Argyll and their very sophisticated lives. I’m additionally extraordinarily glad to get the prospect to as soon as once more be working with the fantastic groups on the BBC and Amazon Studios,” stated Bettany.
Pete Czernin, co-founder of Blueprint Photos, says: “We’re thrilled to have the ability to deliver collectively the uniquely good voices of Sarah Phelps and Anne Sewitsky with the category of Claire Foy and Paul Bettany. Uniting their excellent abilities, A Very British Scandal will shine a brand new mild on the scandalous divorce of Margaret Argyll for a 21st century viewers.”
Piers Wenger, Director of BBC Drama, says: “Argyll v Argyll was one of many defining scandals of the 1960s. Within the face of vilification within the press, Margaret fought valiantly, however usually in useless, to manage the narrative round her.”
“With the assistance of our unbelievable author Sarah Phelps, director Anne Sewitsky, the proper casting of Claire Foy and Paul Bettany and the workforce at Blueprint, we’re delighted to have the ability to shine a brand new mild on these occasions and reframe the lifetime of this notorious character.”
Brad Beale, Vice President, Worldwide Licensing for Prime Video, says: “A Very English Scandal was an incredible success amongst Prime Video clients and critics alike, and we’re extremely excited to work with the BBC and Blueprint once more. We are able to’t wait to see Claire and Paul deliver the fascinating Duchess of Argyll Scandal to life.”
The thrilling new chapter will probably be directed by Anne Sewitsky and produced by Chris Ballantyne. Govt Producers are Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin, Diarmuid McKeown, and Delyth Scudamore for Blueprint Photos, Lucy Richer for the BBC, Sarah Phelps, Anne Sewitsky, Claire Foy, Kate Triggs, and Dominic Treadwell-Collins.
The brand new restricted sequence will span three 60-minute episodes.
Paul Dailly is the Affiliate Editor for TV Fanatic. Comply with him on Twitter.