The first trailer for the highly anticipated season 2 of A Very British Scandal starring Claire Foy and Paul Bettany has been released.
The 3-episode series, written by Sarah Phelps and directed by Anne Sewitsky, focuses on the divorce of the Duke and Duchess of Argyll, one of the most notorious, extraordinary, and brutal legal cases of the 20th century. Per Amazon, “Famed for her charisma, beauty, and style, Margaret, Duchess of Argyll, dominated the front pages as the divorce exposed accusations of forgery, theft, violence, drug-taking, bribery, and an explicit Polaroid picture that was to haunt her for the rest of her life.”
The Duke and Duchess of Argyll’s divorce began when the Duke, Ian Campbell, (Bettany) discovered explicit photos of his wife’s, Duchess Margaret Campbell (Foy), extramarital affairs. The series will examine “attitudes towards women, and ask[s] whether institutional misogyny was widespread at the time. As her contemporaries, the press, and the judiciary sought to vilify her, Margaret kept her head held high with bravery and resilience, refusing to go quietly as she was betrayed by her friends and publicly shamed by a society that reveled in her fall from grace.”
Starring alongside Foy and Bettany is Julia Davis as Maureen, Marchioness of Dufferin and Ava, Amanda Drew, Richard McCabe, Phoebe Nicholls, Camilla Rutherford, Timothy Renouf, Sophia Myles, Sophie Ward, Tim Steed, Katherine Manners, Richard Goulding, Jonathan Aris, Oliver Chris, Nicholas Rowe, and Miles Jupp.
The series will air on BBC One and BBC iPlayer starting December 26 for three consecutive nights, each episode has a 1-hour runtime. Viewers in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand can expect to see it on Prime Video sometime in 2022.