Scoop OTT release date - The British biographical drama is the fictional version of infamous Prince Andrew Interview that happened in 2019
Prince Andrew's 2019 interview with Newsnight journalist Emily Maitlis took the internet by storm, and it did not disappoint. In the interview, Prince Andrew defended his friendship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, and responded to allegations against the prince himself made by one of Epstein's accusers, Virginia Giuffre. The interview received mixed reactions. Some praised Prince Andrew, while others criticized him for his lack of remorse or empathy for Epstein's victims. The interview also sparked renewed interest in the Epstein case, and led to calls for Prince Andrew to step down from his public duties.
Prince Andrew has never been charged with any crime, and he has denied all the allegations. However, the interview ruined his reputation and raised questions about his judgment. Now that infamous interview has been fictionalised by Netflix, and made a film on it, titled - Scoop. The biographical drama will be released on April 5, 2024, only on Netflix.
Gillian Anderson is seen in the interviewer’s role - Emily Maitlis. Hope you all remember Anderson from Sex Education series, where she played the role of lead character Otis Milburn’s mother, Dr. Jean F. Millburn. And Rufus Sewell is seen as Prince Andrew.
Get ready to step behind-the-scenes of a bombshell interview in Scoop. The teaser opens with Gillian Anderson as Emily Maitlis, confidently approaching the camera as the crew prepares to capture what would become one of the most controversial British TV interviews ever. On the other hand, Billie Piper breathes life into the author who sparked it all. Joining them are Romola Garai, Keeley Hawes, and Aoife Hinds.
Apart from Inspired by the live interview, Scoop story is loosely based on Sam McAlister’s memoir - Scoops: Behind The Scenes of the BBC’s Most Shocking Interviews, which was published in 2022. For the unversed, the whole interview is available on BBC News YouTube Channel, which has more than 8.5 million views.
Netflix first announced in 2023, and now dropped the release date of Scoop. Emmy and BAFTA-winner director Philip Martin, known for his work on Netflix's hit series - The Crown (2016-2023), takes the helm of this project. Martin's experience in depicting the British Royal Family promises an intriguing exploration of the subject matter in this upcoming film.