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Sienna Miller to star in Netflix’s Anatomy of a Scandal

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Sienna Miller will lead a star-studded cast in Netflix’s Anatomy of a Scandal.

The anthoology series is based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Sarah Vaughan. The book, published in 2018, centred on a high-profile marriage that begins to unravel when the husband is accused of a terrible crime. The series will build on that to explore sexual consent and privilege across six separate episodes.

In one episode, Miller will play Sophie, an Oxford graduate, wife and mother of two whose perfectly charmed life is about to implode.

Michelle Dockery has also joined the cast as Kate Woodcroft, QC, a steely criminal barrister specialising in prosecuting sexual crimes who’s risen quickly in her field, and just got handed the case of a lifetime.

Also cast is Rupert Friend as James Whitehouse, an ambitious and charismatic junior minister who has always shared his wife’s good fortune—until now.

David E Kelley (Big Little Lies, Goliath) will exec-produce and serve as showrunner alongside Melissa James Gibson (House of Cards, The Americans). SK Clarkson (Jessica Jones, The Defenders), meanwhile, is on board to direct and exec-produce all six episodes.

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Anatomy of a Scandal: David E Kelley, SJ Clarkson, Melissa James Gibson team up for Netflix anthology

22nd May 2020

David E Kelley, SJ Clarkson and Melissa James Gibson are teaming up for Anatomy of a Scandal, a new anthology series for Netflix.

The series is based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Sarah Vaughan. The book, published in 2018, centred on a high-profile marriage that begins to unravel when the husband is accused of a terrible crime. The series will also explore a sexual consent scandal amongst British privileged elite and the women caught up in its wake, but will build on that to explore a different scandal in each episode.

Netflix has ordered six episodes in total and has one heck of a team to make them happen. Prolific TV veteran David E Kelley (Big Little Lies, Goliath) will exec-produce and serve as showrunner alongside Melissa James Gibson (House of Cards, The Americans). SK Clarkson (Jessica Jones, The Defenders), meanwhile, is on board to direct and exec-produce all six episodes.

Also on board as EPs are Liza Chasin (The Loudest Voice, Baby Driver) of 3Dot Productions, Bruna Papandrea (Gone Girl, Big Little Lies), Steve Hutensky and Allie Goss of Made Up Stories, plus Vaughan, and Margaret Chernin as Co-Executive Producer.

The project will be produced in the UK.

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