If the royals weren’t already having a bad week…

Elsewhere in the cast, you’ve got a pretty stellar lineup including Bafta nominee Rufus Sewell who dares to go where a lot of actors might not, as he steps into the shoes of Prince Andrew. 

Popstar-turned-actor Billie Piper will play the role of Sam McAlister, the TV producer at the centre of the narrative. While Keeley Hawes stars as Prince Andrew’s private secretary Amanda Thirsk and Romola Garai plays BBC Newsnight editor, Esme Wren.

What happens in the trailer for Scoop?

“An hour of television can change everything,” begins the trailer. And they ain’t wrong.

In our first look at Netflix’s new film, the scene is set with producer McAlister chasing the biggest story in the nation with the aim to secure an interview that seemed impossible to land.

Check it out below:

“I thought that all went very well,” Prince Andrew tells Maitlis at the end of the interview in Scoop

Of course, that optimism proved to be incredibly naïve as his reputation went crashing through the floor in the wake of the broadcast. 

Just months after the interview aired, Queen Elizabeth II stripped Prince Andrew of his HRH title.

When can I watch Scoop?

Scoop will be available to stream on Netflix on April 5.

Until then here’s the original to remind yourselves exactly what a car-crash obliteration of reputation looks like played out in an interview.

Feature Image: Netflix.

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