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Prince Andrew dealt fresh blow as THREE new series will detail his fall from grace

NewsPrince Andrew dealt fresh blow as THREE new series will detail his fall from grace

Prince Andrew has been dealt a fresh blow as up to three new series detailing his downfall are set to be released following a car crash interview in 2019.

Andrew’s public life has come crashing down ever since his infamous interview aired on BBC Newsnight back.

The prince was forced to step down from his role as a senior member of the Royal Family soon after he was grilled by journalist Emily Maitlis about his friendship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

Now, the BBC is set to release a series called A Very Royal Scandal that is all about the circumstances surrounding that interview.

An insider told The Sun that Maitlis is involved in the BBC project.

The insider was quoted as saying: “This new show will have added gravitas as Emily is involved in its creation and will lend her unique insight to the production.

“It speaks volumes that the drama pitches the Prince Andrew saga as being among the greatest scandals of modern times.”

Meanwhile, streaming platform Netflix has announced that Rufus Sewell will play Prince Andrew in a new series called Scoop.

Gillian Anderson is set to play Maitlis in the series examining the disgraced royal’s demise.

According to the film’s logline, Scoop will show “the inside track on the women who broke through the Buckingham Palace establishment to secure the scoop of the decade — one that led to the catastrophic fall from grace of the Queen’s ‘favorite son’.”

Meanwhile, another documentary called The Secrets of Prince Andrew is set to air in the US on August 21 on the A&E Channel.

Speaking ahead of the documentary’s release, Maitlis acknowledged that her televised talk “changed his life more profoundly than he had ever anticipated”.

She told the Mirror: “He lost a lot from doing that interview. My ­intention was not to ruin his life. That was not on my radar.

“I knew I had to do an interview that would hold up in a court of law, once we had the chance there could not be a misstep. It felt like a trial.”

The Duke of York was stripped of his military affiliations and royal patronages, with the approval of Her Majesty.

Epstein himself was found dead in his prison cell three months earlier in New York while awaiting trial for underage sex offences – it was ruled he had committed suicide.

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