Scoop: Release date, cast, platform, plot and everything else you need to know

Netflix’s Sex Education fame Gillian Anderson in the lead role as a reporter.

Netflix has released an intriguing trailer for its upcoming biographical drama film, Scoop. Inspired by Prince Andrew’s infamous BBC interview with Emily Maitlis, Scoop stars a stellar ensemble cast, including Gillian Anderson from Sex Education in the starring role of reporter.

Philip Martin, who directed Netflix’s The Crown, returns for another interesting royal drama. Netflix will premiere Scoop on April 5, 2024. Everything you need to know about the upcoming drama film, including the trailer, plot, and cast.


In the trailer, we see how the media’s single interview is enough to change the image. The royal prince faces public uproar after admitting his friendship with the paedophile and sex offender while expressing no sorrow for Virginia Giuffre.

Scoop is a dramatisation of the notorious conversation between Prince Andrew and Newsnight anchor Emily Maitlis. The plot concentrates on Prince Andrew’s tarnished reputation following the interview and his relationship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Gillian Anderson, Keeley Hawes, Billie Piper, and Rufus Sewell play crucial roles.

The biographical drama also follows the consequences of Andrew’s 2019 interview and how he later faced criticism, which led to his departure from royal duties. The shocking conversation emphasises news reporters’ valiant efforts and quest for justice and truth. Scoop is an homage to journalists who go to great lengths to get a huge scoop.

The film’s gutsy reporter, Maitlis, is played by Gillian Anderson, best known for her role as Dr. Jean F. Millburn. Rufus Sewell portrays Prince Andrew in The Diplomat. Keeley Hawes plays Amanda Thirsk, Andrew’s former private secretary, and Billie Piper plays Sam McAlister, Newsnight’s producer.

The film is likewise based on Sam McAlister’s book “Scoops” and was inspired by true occurrences. An hour of television may change everything. But how did the interview come about? Unveil the truth on Netflix.