Coming from the makers of A Very English Scandal, the series follows the divorce of the Duke (Bettany) and Duchess of Argyll (Foy), a notorious legal case on the 20th century.
"Famed for her charisma, beauty and style, Margaret, Duchess of Argyll, dominated the front pages as a divorce featuring accusations of forgery, theft, violence, drug-taking, secret recording, bribery and an explicit polaroid picture all played out in the white-hot glare of the 1960s media," the synopsis reads.
"A Very British Scandal turns this scandal inside out in order to explore the social and political climate of post-war Britain, looking at attitudes towards women, and asking whether institutional misogyny was widespread at the time.
"As her contemporaries, the press, and the judiciary sought to vilify her, Margaret kept her head held high with bravery and resilience, refusing to go quietly as she was betrayed by her friends and publicly shamed by a society that revelled in her fall from grace."
A Very British Scandal will be written by Sarah Phelps (Dublin Murders) and will consist of three hour-long episodes, with filming due later this year. It will debut on BBC One and BBC iPlayer in the UK and will also be available on Amazon Prime Video in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
"I'm delighted to be working with the remarkable Claire Foy to tell the fascinating and scandalous story of the Duke and Duchess of Argyll and their very complicated lives," Bettany said. "I'm also extremely happy to get the chance to once again be working with the wonderful teams at the BBC and Amazon Studios."
Foy added: "I'm so excited to work with Anne, Sarah and Paul on this extraordinary project, and to explore through this story, how often shame, judgement and controversy surrounds a woman's sexuality."
A Very English Scandal, which followed the Jeremy Thorpe scandal, aired in 2018 and starred Hugh Grant and Ben Whishaw.
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