Beloved “Good Omens” and “Frost/Nixon” star Michael Sheen has been cast as Prince Andrew for Amazon’s upcoming three-part mini-series “A Very Royal Scandal”.
Filming is now underway in the UK on the series which will deal with the Prince’s disastrous interview with Newsnight journalist Emily Maitlis. “Luther” and “The Golden Compass” alum Ruth Wilson will play Maitlis.
The series will put the focus on Maitlis’ professional and personal journey as a Newsnight journalist leading up to her acclaimed interview with Prince Andrew.
Also onboard are Joanna Scanlan (“After Love”) as Amanda Thirsk, Alex Jennings (“Your Christmas or Mine?”) as Sir Edward Young, and Eanna Hardwicke (“The Sixth Commandment”) as Stewart Maclean.
The project marks a third series in Amazon’s ‘Very/Scandal’ franchise following the acclaimed “A Very English Scandal” starring Hugh Grant and Ben Whishaw, and “A Very British Scandal” starring Claire Foy and Paul Bettany.
Jeremy Brock is writing with Julian Jarrold directing for Blueprint Television, Amazon MGM Studios, and Sony Pictures Television. Karen Thrussell, Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin, Diarmuid McKeown, Jeremy Brock, Jarrold, and Maitlis herself serve as executive producers.