LONDON (AP) — Prince Andrew will be the subject of a satirical musical in the final season of British broadcaster Channel 4.
Queen Elizabeth II’s second son has stepped down from royal duties after a disastrous interview in November 2019 discussing his links to late pedophile Jeffry Epstein on a BBC Newsnight special.
Channel 4 said the interview, widely seen as a PR disaster for the Duke of York, will be “reimagined” as part of the musical. Critics slammed the prince for appearing to show no empathy for the abused victims of Epstein, who killed himself in prison in August 2019.
Comedian Kieran Hodgson is set to lead a comic book cast in ‘Prince Andrew: The Musical’, a 60-minute program described as a ‘satirical dispatch of the Duke’s life and times’ to musical score.
The show is part of a 40-year season of shows called “Truth or Dare” for Britain’s fourth-largest television broadcaster, which launched in 1982. It has yet to be announced exactly when it will air.
Andrew has been in the UK headlines for years due to his marriage to and divorce from Sarah “Fergie” Ferguson.
But he has tried to stay away from the public eye after reaching a multi-million pound settlement last year with a woman who filed a lawsuit in the US accusing him of sexual assault at the age of 17 years. Andrew was stripped of his honorary military titles in January and said he can no longer use the title “His Royal Highness”.
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