Anatomy Of A Scandal Trailer: The International Bestseller Comes To Life At Netflix

People like to think that they know their spouse completely and totally, but it's impossible to know exactly what's going on when you're not around. In "Anatomy of a Scandal," a new Netflix limited series based on the international best-seller by Sarah Vaughan, a wealthy wife and mother named Sophie (Sienna Miller) discovers that her husband James Whitehouse (Rupert Friend) has been accused of something truly terrible. Whitehouse is a Minister in Parliament, meaning that his case will be high-profile and heavily scrutinized, and could shatter his neatly tailored little life. 

The official trailer for the series has dropped, and it teases a series full of twists, turns, and tough topics. 

The trailer contains discussions of sexual assault that may be triggering; proceed with caution. 

Heads will roll, metaphorically speaking

The trailer looks appropriately intense, following Sophie and lead prosecutor/barrister Kate Woodcroft (Michelle Dockery), who will do whatever it takes to see the proper execution of justice. One woman is convinced that James is innocent, while the other is convinced that he's guilty, and they will both have to fight in their own way to see the truth come to light. The trailer features a fun cover of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' "Heads Will Roll," with some extra percussion and a sped-up, repeated chorus to emphasize just how much Woodcroft wants her suspect's head on a platter. 

The series was co-created by "Big Little Lies" showrunner David E. Kelley and "House of Cards" executive producer Melissa James Gibson. Both of them have plenty of experience with complex thrillers, and the courtroom drama of "Anatomy of a Scandal" should be expertly crafted. Friend looks appropriately smarmy and sleazy as a cheating husband who has some issues with consent, and Miller is the perfect beautiful blonde housewife. They're the kind of family you just expect to have skeletons in the closet because no one gets to be that good-looking and rich without having some dirty secrets. 

Quite a few shows and movies have tackled the #MeToo movement, in which women across the world in a variety of career fields revealed that they were survivors of sexual assault. Some have sensationalized these events in exceptionally poor taste, so here's hoping that "Anatomy of a Scandal" keeps survivors in mind and doesn't turn another story of sexual assault into a spectacle. 

"Anatomy of a Scandal" premieres on Netflix on April 15, 2022.

If you or anyone you know has been a victim of sexual assault, help is available. Visit the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network website or contact RAINN's National Helpline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673).