'Quiz': Release date, plot, cast and all you need to know about AMC's drama miniseries based on a 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire' scandal
The network is all set to launch a drama series based on the real-life scandal of 'Who Wants to Be A Millionaire' and here's what you can expect from it
One of the hit game shows of all times, 'Who Wants to Be A Millionaire' made many of its participants rich and famous. But not quite like Major Charles Ingram and his wife Diana of the United Kingdom. On September 9, 2001, Ingram and Diana, and their accomplice Tecwen Whittock were accused of cheating in the quiz and winning a million pounds as the show's host Chris Tarrant presided over the episode. The couple stood trial for conspiracy and heist. And now, after 19 years, AMC is revisiting the incident and bringing the entire story to the world audience in a three-part drama series.
‘Quiz’ will make its premiere on Sunday, May 31, at 10 pm/9 c on AMC and will air every week same day same time for the next two weeks.
The scandal drama series follows the real-life incidents of former British Army Major, Charles (Matthew Macfadyen) and his wife Diana (Sian Clifford) Ingram who attempted to rig the UK edition of 'Who Wants to Be A Millionaire' in 2001. The couple was sitting in the audience along with their friend and accomplice Tecwen Whittock (Michael Jibson) and cheated their way into winning the ultimate prize money of one million pounds. A trial that followed accused the three of them of coughing during the recording and masking the correct answers, asked by show host Chris Tarrant (Michael Sheen)
‘Quiz’ stars Matthew Macfadyen as Major Charles Ingram, Michael Sheen as TV presenter Chris Tarrant, Sian Clifford as Diana Ingram, Mark Bonnar as Celador Television Chairman Paul Smith, Helen McCrory as Sonia Woodley QC, Michael Jibson as Tecwen Whittock and Aisling Bea as ITV Entertainment Commissioner Claudia Rosencrantz.
The three-part drama series is directed by renowned director Stephen Frears who is best for his work on 'A Very English Scandal', 'Florence Foster Jenkins', 'Philomena', 'The Queen' and others. The screenplay is written by playwright James Graham, known for his work on 'Brexit: An Uncivil War', 'Ink', 'This House', 'Labour of Love'.
Sneak a peek into the fictional take of the real-life scandal that shook the nation and the television industry for years:
Where to watch
You can watch the entire incident come to life and the trial that followed when 'Quiz' pilots on AMC on May 31. Thereafter, you can catch the second and the third episodes in the following two weeks. If you want to binge all three episodes together, the series will be available on AMC Premiere starting May 31.
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