A Very Royal Scandal: Michael Sheen & Ruth Wilson to Lead Amazon’s Prince Andrew Miniseries

According to Variety, Emmy nominee Michael Sheen and Golden Globe winner Ruth Wilson have been tapped for leading roles in Amazon MGM Studios’ upcoming A Very Royal Scandal miniseries, centering around Prince Andrew’s infamous Newsnight interview. The three-part historical drama serves as a follow-up to 2018’s A Very English Scandal and 2021’s A Very British Scandal.

What to expect in A Very Royal Scandal?

“The series will follow Emily Maitlis’ professional and personal journey as a Newsnight journalist, leading up to her acclaimed interview with Prince Andrew,” reads the logline.

A Very Royal Scandal hails from writer Jeremy Brock and director Julian Jarrold. Sheen will be playing Prince Andrew, while Ruth is set to portray Maitlis. Production on the upcoming series has already started in the UK. This marks Sheen’s latest collaboration with Amazon after recently reprising his role as Aziraphale in Good Omens Season 2.

Additional cast includes Joanna Scanlan as Amanda Thirsk, Alex Jennings as Sir Edward Young, and Éanna Hardwicke as Stewart Maclean. It is executive produced by Maitlis, Brock, Jarrold, Karen Thrussell, Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin, and Diarmuid McKeown, with Josh Hyams producing. It is a production by Blueprint Television for Amazon MGM Studios, and distributed worldwide by Sony Pictures Television.