‘Scoop’ Is on the Way to Feed Your Royal Mania

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Just when you thought (or...hoped) the royal family would step away from the limelight, Kate Middleton disappears, Meghan Markle opens a winery, and Prince Andrew’s downfall turns into a movie.

Allow me to introduce you to Scoop, a political drama that recounts the prince’s jaw-dropping interview with BBC Newsnight correspondent Emily Maitlis. Their conversation, which aired in 2019, touched on Prince Andrew’s controversial friendship with Jeffery Epstein and his pending sexual-assault case. The aftermath was swift and deliberate. Shortly after the interview, Queen Elizabeth II removed Andrew’s military titles and he stepped away from his royal duties.

Now, nearly five years later, Netflix is ready to talk about the biggest scoop—sorry, I had to do it—of the century. The streamer just released the film’s first trailer, and it looks like an absolute whirlwind. Gillian Anderson stars as Maitlis, while Rufus Sewell (The Diplomat) plays a disgruntled Prince Andrew. In one scene, he questions BBC’s intentions. “If I do an interview, the question is ‘Why you?’ ” he says. The network’s response? “With respect, you know how people see you.”

The cast is rounded out by Billie Piper, who plays Sam McAlister, the producer who pulled the interview together and later wrote a book about her experience. “My job,” Piper’s McAlister says in the trailer, “is booking people you can’t just call up.”

We may know how this story ends, but Scoop explains how Prince Andrew’s downfall happened. “The interview is so significant, but it’s 5 percent of the story,” McAlister told Tudum. “What we do is we take you on a journey to [see] how this all began.”

Sign me up. Scoop is heading to Netflix next month. Until then, keep reading to learn more about the film.

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What Is Scoop About?

Scoop will chronicle the moments leading up to Prince Andrew’s infamous interview. The movie is adapted from McAlister’s memoir, Scoops: Behind the Scenes of BBC’s Most Shocking Interviews, and will share the perspective of the producer and her coworkers, who worked tirelessly to secure the story.

Phillip Martin, who directed the feature, explained his motivations in a statement provided by Netflix. “I want to put the audience inside the breathtaking sequence of events that led to the interview with Prince Andrew—to tell a story about a search for answers in a world of speculation and varying recollections.”

Don’t be fooled, though. This isn’t just a splashy takedown. According to Martin, “It’s a film about power, privilege, and differing perspectives and how—whether in glittering palaces or high-tech newsrooms—we judge what’s true.”

When Is Scoop Streaming?

Scoop will hit Netflix on April 5. Will the Middleton drama end by then? We’re not optimistic!

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