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'Anatomy of a Scandal': 5 things you need to know about Netflix psychological thriller

Based on the novel of the same name by Sarah Vaughan, the Netflix series revolves around a sexual consent scandal that shakes up the British elite
UPDATED MAR 22, 2022
Rupert Friend as James Whitehouse, Sienna Miller as Sophie Whitehouse in 'Anatomy of a Scandal' (Netflix)
Rupert Friend as James Whitehouse, Sienna Miller as Sophie Whitehouse in 'Anatomy of a Scandal' (Netflix)

Psychological thrillers continue to reign as one of the most immersive and gripping genres in cinema that leave audiences guessing about the truth till the last moment and Netflix's upcoming anthology drama series promises to deliver the same.

'Anatomy of a Scandal' is a suspenseful miniseries about a sexual consent scandal amongst the British privileged elite and the women that get caught up in it. Based on the novel of the same name by Sarah Vaughan we will see the truth intertwine with lies and secrets as one seemingly perfect man's life gets disrupted when he is accused of rape. Before reading on to know more do check out 'Hypnotic' and 'You' if psychological thrillers are what tickles your fancy!


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When does 'Anatomy of a Scandal' release and where to watch it?

'Anatomy of a Scandal' is set to release on April 15, 2022. You can watch it on Netflix.

What is 'Anatomy of a Scandal' about?

According to the official Netflix synopsis: 'A psychological thriller and gripping courtroom drama, the series infiltrates Britain's elite through personal and political scandal, where the truth lies between justice and privilege. James and Sophie Whitehouse live in a blissful and rarified world. A Minister in Parliament, a loving family at home, James' trajectory appears without limits. Until a scandalous secret suddenly comes to light. Barrister Kate Woodcroft has a trajectory of her own, and her prosecution threatens to tear into Westminster, the Whitehouse marriage, and her own personal esteem.'

Who stars in the Netflix psychological thriller series?

Sienna Miller as Sophie Whitehouse

Sienna Rosie Diana Miller is an American-English who began her career as a photography model for Italian Vogue. Miller's screen debut came in 2001 with the romantic comedy 'South Kensington' which she followed up with supporting roles in 'High Speed', 'The Ride', 'The American Embassy' and 'Bedtime'. She made her breakthrough in the 2004 movies 'Layer Cake' and 'Alfie'. Following a few tabloid scandals, she took a sabbatical for a few years but made a strong return with works like 'Foxcatcher', ' Mississippi Grind', 'The Lost City of Z', and 'The Girl' which won her nominations for the BAFTA Television Award for Best Actress and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress- Miniseries or Television Film. Miller will play the lead role of Sophie Whitehouse in 'Anatomy of a Scandal'.


The rest of the cast consists of Michelle Dockery as Kate Woodcroft, QC, Rupert Friend as James Whitehouse, Naomi Scott as Olivia Lytton, Josette Simon as Angela Regan, QC, Ben Radcliffe as Young James Whitehouse, Geoffrey Streatfeild, and Joshua McGuire. 


'Anatomy of a Scandal' is created by David E. Kelley and Melissa James Gibson while S J Clarkson serves as the director. Liza Chasin, Bruna Papandrea, Allie Goss, Sarah Vaughan, and Margaret Chernin serve as executive producers.


Click below to have a taster of the whirlwind of confusion that arises out of buried secrets!