Prince Andrew Finds Out How an 'Hour of Television Can Change Everything' in New “Scoop ”Trailer

Rufus Sewell stars as the Duke of York in the upcoming movie, which is inspired by his bombshell 2019 BBC interview

<p>Netflix</p> Rufus Sewell as Prince Andrew in


Rufus Sewell as Prince Andrew in 'Scoop'

Prince Andrew actor Rufus Sewell sits down for that infamous 2019 BBC interview in the new Scoop trailer.

On Monday, Netflix released the first full-length teaser ahead of the movie's release on April 5, showing Gillian Anderson as BBC Newsnight anchor Emily Maitlis opposite Sewell as the Duke of York.

A female voiceover says at the start of the clip, "An hour of television can change everything."

Billie Piper, starring as Sam McAlister, then goes to extreme lengths to negotiate Prince Andrew's booking in the clip amid the news about his ties to convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

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"My job... is booking the people we can't just call up," Piper's McAlister adds.

Anderson says at one point, "I've never been smuggled into a palace before" as she heads to Buckingham Palace in the backseat of a car. Then Sewell as Prince Andrew asks, "If I do an interview, the question is, why you?" He's then told, "With respect, you know how people see you...'Randy Andy,' " referring to his tabloid nickname.

Later in the trailer, Romola Garai, playing Newsnight editor Esme Wren, warns: "Make no mistake, if we don't get the tone right, the story won't be him. It'll be us," as the trailer concludes with the interview blowing up around the world, despite Sewell's Prince Andrew stating, "That all went very well."

<p>Netflix</p> Gillian Anderson as Emily Maitlis in 'Scoop'


Gillian Anderson as Emily Maitlis in 'Scoop'

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The upcoming film is based on McAlister’s real-life memoir, Scoops: Behind the Scenes of the BBC's Most Shocking Interviews. Netflix said the movie will tell “the story of the women who secured the scoop of the decade."

The streaming service shared the first teaser for the film last month a year after announcing that Scoop was in the works. The drama is directed by Philip Martin, a British television director and screenwriter who worked on The Crown.

“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,” Martin said in a statement to Netflix. “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.”

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The Duke of York famously announced he was stepping back from public duties soon after Prince Andrew & the Epstein Scandal: The Newsnight Interview aired in 2019.

In the interview, Prince Andrew spoke out for the first time about his relationship with Epstein and allegations that he had sex with Virginia Roberts (now Virginia Giuffre) when she was 17. He insisted he had “no recollection of ever meeting" Giuffre. When Maitlis mentioned a photo showing the royal with his arm around Giuffre's waist, he claimed, "I have absolutely no memory of that photograph ever being taken."

In January 2022, Queen Elizabeth stripped her second son of his military titles and patronages amid Giuffre's civil sexual assault lawsuit that's since been settled. Prince Andrew has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing.

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