Big Little Lies creator David E Kelley is leading a Netflix adaptation of Sarah Vaughan’s best-selling novel, Anatomy Of A Scandal.
Published in the UK in 2018, the book followed a Westminster politician whose marriage begins to unravel when he is accused of sexual misconduct, while his wife fights to prove his innocence.
Kelley and House Of Cards showrunner Melissa James Gibson will write the script, while SJ Clarkson will direct all the episodes.
Best-selling novel Anatomy of a Scandal â about a sexual consent scandal amongst British privileged elite and the women caught up in its wake â is being turned into a series that David E. Kelley & Melissa James Gibson (House of Cards) will write. S.J. Clarkson to direct all eps pic.twitter.com/SowzWml1Hg— See What's Next (@seewhatsnext) May 21, 2020
Netflix described the tale as “about a sexual consent scandal amongst British privileged elite and the women caught up in its wake”.
Kelley wrote both seasons of HBO drama Big Little Lies, which starred Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman and Meryl Streep among its cast.
The series was based on the novel of the same name by Liane Moriarty, and explored the dark underbelly of a wealthy community in Monterey, California.