Anthology treatment is being offered to A Very English Scandal. The show is having a second season after receiving widespread critical acclaim including a Golden Globe nomination for actor Ben Whishaw, who played Norman Scott—though it will not continue the plot of the first.
A Very English Scandal is making back its way with the second season on BBC One after more than two years since season one ended. Here is everything you need to know about it, including the release date, cast, preview, storyline, and more.
The release date for the second season of A Very English Scandal is still uncertain.
The three-part series is set to begin shooting later this year, so viewers can look forward to a release date in late 2021 or early 2022.
The first season of A Very English Scandal premiered in May 2018, a year since the BBC first revealed it. Season two is more likely to premiere in Spring 2022 if season one follows suit. However, we will be updating you regarding the official release date as it gets unveiled.
The new series’ first two main cast members have been publicly confirmed.
Claire Foy of The Crown will star in the series alongside Paul Bettany of WandaVision.
Margaret Campbell, the Duchess of Argyll, will be played by Foy, and Ian Douglas Campbell, 11th Duke of Argyll, will be played by Bettany. Foy is most known for her role as young Queen Elizabeth II in the first two seasons of The Crown, for which she won several awards.
She’s also remembered for her appearances in Wolf Hall and First Man as Anne Boleyn and Janet Shearon, respectively.
Bettany is a British-American actor who is best known for his appearance as Vision in the Marvel Studios films Iron Man, The Avengers, and Captain America.
A Knight’s Tale, Shelter, The Tourist, and Legend are among his other possibly the best features for the second season.
The saga of Jeremy Pope will not be continued in the second series of A Very English Scandal.
Instead, the sequel will center on Margaret Campbell, Duchess of Argyll, and a sex scandal that happened in 1963.
Margaret became recognized as the ‘Dirty Duchess’ after photographs of her performing a sex act on an anonymous man went viral, among other ‘scandalous’ reports at the time.
Her tumultuous divorce from her second husband, Ian Douglas Campbell, 11th Duke of Argyll, is the focus of the series. To get a better glimpse about the storyline for the series, do have a look at the official synopsis down below:
“A Very British Scandal flips this scandal inside out to examine the social and political atmosphere of postwar Britain, looking at attitudes against women and questioning if cultural sexism was prevalent at the time”