A Very English Scandal will see Hugh Grant and Ben Whishaw in a gay period drama that has the famous English actor trying to keep his same-sex relationship hidden. The drama follows Grant, who will play Liberal Party leader Jeremy Thorpe, and his lover Norman Scott, played by Whishaw.
“As long as his ex-lover Scott is around, Thorpe’s brilliant career is at risk,” a description of the drama reads. “Thorpe schemes and deceives — until he can see only one way to silence Scott for good. The trial of Thorpe changed society forever, illuminating the darkest secrets of the establishment. The Thorpe affair revealed such breath-taking deceit and corruption that, at the time, hardly anyone dared believe it could be true.”
The show is expected to air this summer in the UK.
Find out more info over at the GayTimes.