A Very English Scandal: Sarah Phelps confirmed to write series 2

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The Pale Horse writer will pen a second series of A Very English Scandal, taking over from Russell T. Davies…

Sarah Phelps has confirmed to Deadline that she will write the second series of the Beeb’s A Very English Scandal. Having penned a series of Agatha Christie adaptations that include The ABC Murders and The Pale Horse, which recently concluded on BBC One, Phelps will now concentrate on bringing a new three-part instalment of the anthology series to the small screen.

The critically acclaimed first series of A Very English Scandal starred Hugh Grant and Ben Wishaw, and was overseen by Russell T. Davies. Phelps’ second run will focus on a separate historical incident, “a 1963 sex scandal involving Margaret Campbell, the Duchess of Argyll,” according to Deadline. “During a messy divorce from her second husband, he seized images of Campbell performing a sex act on an unknown man and she became known as ‘The Dirty Duchess.'”

“I am writing a three-hour show about an extremely famous blowjob, because of course, what else would I do once I’ve finished killing people? I’m just filth, I’m in the gutter,” Phelps said.

Big fan of Phelpsie here, so we’re looking forward to this. Should be very good!

More on series 2 as it arrives.