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23rd May 2020

The creator of Big Little Lies is teaming up with Netflix for a gripping new thriller

Keeley Ryan

We are SO here for this.

The creator of Big Little Lies is teaming up with Netflix for the gripping new thriller, Anatomy of a Scandal. 

The six-part anthology series, adapted from Sarah Vaughn’s best-selling novel of the same name, is described as an “insightful and suspenseful series about a sexual consent scandal amongst British privileged elite and the women caught up in its wake.”

David E. Kelley (Big Little Lies, Goliath) and Melissa James Gibson (House of Cards, The Americans) are attached as writers, showrunners and executive producers.

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 are set to serve as executive producers, along with Sarah Vaughan, and Margaret Chernin as co-executive producer.

S.J. Clarkson (Jessica Jones, The Defenders) will direct all episodes. She will also serve as executive producer.

Anatomy of a Scandal, published by Simon & Schuster in 2017, focuses on a high-profile marriage that begins to unravel when James – a loving husband and charismatic government minister – is accused of a terrible crime.

His wife Sophie is sure he is innocent and desperately hopes to protect her precious family from the lies which might ruin them. Meanwhile, Kate – the barrister prosecuting the case – is certain that he’s guilty, and is determined to make him pay.