– Amazon Studios project “A Very Royal Scandal” appears to be on hold
– Focusing on alleged connections between Prince Andrew and Jeffrey Epstein
– Michael Sheen reportedly playing the role of Prince Andrew and Ruth Wilson as Ghislaine Maxwell
It seems that Amazon Studios’ project “A Very Royal Scandal” has been put on hold for now. This series was set to delve into the alleged connections between Prince Andrew and deceased financier/sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
Reportedly, actor Michael Sheen had been cast to portray Prince Andrew, while Ruth Wilson would take on the role of Ghislaine Maxwell, the British socialite who has been accused of being Epstein’s accomplice. Various sources claimed that the project was developed by UK-based production company Blueprint Pictures, in collaboration with Amazon Studios. Sheen and Wilson have not commented on their supposed involvement in the series.
The plot of “A Very Royal Scandal” was said to be centered around Prince Andrew’s relationship with Epstein, who died in prison under mysterious circumstances in 2019. Andrew has been accused of having sex on three occasions with Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who was underage at the time. Giuffre claims Epstein and Maxwell recruited and groomed her as a teenage sex slave for Epstein and his powerful friends, which includes Prince Andrew.
Prince Andrew has vehemently denied these allegations, stating, “I have no recollection of ever meeting her.” In a disastrous BBC interview in 2019, Andrew claimed he did not regret his friendship with Epstein, admitting they continued their relationship even after Epstein was convicted of solicitation of a minor for prostitution. The interview led to the Prince stepping back from public duties “for the foreseeable future.”
Since then, more accusations have surfaced against Andrew, including Johanna Sjoberg alleging she was groped by the Prince at Epstein’s residence. Andrew has not yet faced an official criminal investigation, and if the show does eventually go into production, the portrayal of the events would certainly raise interest and perhaps spark further inquiry into the entire matter.