‘Anatomy of a Scandal’ Trailer: Somebody’s Lying in the Netflix Courtroom Thriller (VIDEO)

Sienna Miller as Sophie Whitehouse, Rupert Friend as James Whitehouse in Anatomy of a Scandal

“For whatever reason, somebody is lying,” James Whitehouse (Rupert Friend) says in the Anatomy of a Scandal trailer. “Am I looking at him?” his wife Sophie (Sienna Miller) asks.

The new Netflix psychological thriller and gripping courtroom drama, premiering Friday, April 15, is based on Sarah Vaughan’s novel of the same name and goes into the world of Britain’s elite. As the trailer shows, while James may claim “it was just sex,” Sophie knows better and knows that there’s a reason why he’s confessing. And when the story breaks, it turns out there’s more than one side to it.

Sophie thinks she should have questioned things she didn’t, while James refuses to let his name and rape be uttered in the same sentence in court. Watch the video below for more.

The series looks at the elite “through personal and political scandal, where the truth lies between justice and privilege,” Netflix teases. “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 [Michelle Dockery] has a trajectory of her own, and her prosecution threatens to tear into Westminster, the Whitehouse marriage, and her own personal esteem.”

Anatomy of a Scandal poster


The six-episode limited series also stars Naomi Scott (Olivia Lytton), Josette Simon (Angela Regan), Geoffrey Streatfeild (Tom Southern), Joshua McGuire (Chris Clarke), Liz White (Ali Conlon), Nancy Farino (Holly), Hannah Dodd (young Sophie), Ben Radcliffe (young James), Jake Simmance (Young Tom), Annie Haworth (young Alison), Amelie Bea-Smith (Emily Whitehouse), and Sebastian Selwood (Finn Whitehouse).

Anatomy of a Scandal is created, written, and executive produced by David E. Kelley and Melissa James Gibson. Executive producer S.J. Clarkson directs all episodes. Liza Chasin of 3Dot Productions, Bruna Papandrea, Allie Goss of Made Up Stories, and Vaughan also serve as executive producers. Margaret Chernin is co-executive producer.

Anatomy of a Scandal, Limited Series Premiere, Friday, April 15, Netflix