Netflix is making a movie about the famous interview that led Prince Andrew to step back from his duties as a working member of the royal family.
The BBC sit-down was conducted by Emily Maitlis and organized by producer Sam McAlister, who went on to write about the experience in her memoir, Scoops: Behind The Scenes of the BBC’s Most Shocking Interviews, which will serve as the film’s inspiration.
During the November 2019 interview, Maitlis questioned the Duke of York about his alleged friendship with disgraced billionaire and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein following Epstein’s death earlier that year. Andrew faced sexual assault accusations of his own at the time — but denied them at the time of the broadcast.
Following his Newsnight appearance, Andrew announced he would be stepping back from his royal duties. In January 2022, Andrew was stripped of his royal titles amid the development of the sexual assault lawsuit.
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