Fleabag’s Andrew Scott to star in new HBO hit play adaptation alongside Ruth Wilson

Andrew Scott and Ruth Wilson will appear in HBO's exciting new project.

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We all know Andrew Scott best from his sensational portrayal of the “Hot Priest” in season 2 of BBC’s Fleabag. After achieving great success in this stand-out role, the Irish actor has gone onto bigger and better things. 

This includes the latest series of the hit adaptation of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials books. Joining the cast of the recently launched second series as we entered lockdown 2.0, he appears alongside acclaimed actor Ruth Wilson.

It seems this is a match made in heaven. The Hollywood Reporter has recently confirmed the exciting news that HBO have cast them as husband and wife in a new movie. 

What is Oslo about?

The report revealed that this Tony Award-winning play by J.T.Rogers is based on a true story. It focuses upon the secret back-channel talks, friendships and heroics of a small group of Israelis, Palestinians and one Norwegian couple that eventually lead to the 1993 Oslo Peace Accords.

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Ruth Wilson is set to play Mona Juul, a Norwegian foreign minister. Andrew Scott will play opposite her as her sociologist husband Terje Rød-Larsen.

Who else is involved in this HBO adaptation?

Writer Rogers is adapting his play and the Prague-based production is reportedly directed by Tony winner Barlett Sher (South Pacific). 

And that’s not all - this already esteemed group is joined by film-making legend Steven Spielberg. He will be one of the executive producers on this Oslo adaptation. 

Steven Spielberg

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HBO senior programming and films Vice President Tara Grace has spoken of her excitement at the new project. 

She said: “In collaboration with Steven, Kristie, Marc, and Bold Films, we’re delighted to work with JT and Bartlett to adapt their inspiring Tony Award-winning story for the screen.

Grace added, “we couldn’t be more pleased to have so many revered artisans on both sides of the camera working together to bring this to life.”

When will we be able to watch Oslo?

According to Deadline, the movie will air on HBO and stream on HBO Max next year. But with no specific date announced yet and restrictions in place across the globe, it seems almost certain audiences will have to wait a while yet.

His Dark Materials, Ruth Wilson

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But if you just can’t wait until then to witness Andrew Scott and Ruth Wilson team up on screen, never fear. His Dark Materials Season 2 continues at 8:10pm on Sundays on BBC One. 

If you’re yet to experience the magic of Philip Pullman’s world, then you can catch up on everything you’ve missed so far on BBC iPlayer.

Emma is a Senior Lifestyle Writer with five years experience working in digital publishing, ranging from book publishing to magazines. She currently looks after all things Lifestyle for Woman&Home, GoodToKnow and My Imperfect Life.

Before she joined Future Publishing, Emma graduated from the University of Warwick with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Comparative Literary Studies. After leaving education, she started out her publishing career in the world of books, working as a Publisher for an independent digital publisher specializing in back-list and debut commercial fiction novels. With a huge book list and a passion for bringing the best stories to the broadest audience possible, Emma filled her spare time with reading the latest best-sellers and catching up on hit adaptations.

In 2017 she joined TI Media as a fiction writing coordinator on Woman’s Weekly and Woman’s Weekly Fiction as part of the features team. From here, she used her love of books, working to bring short stories to our dedicated readers and began writing for the books pages of Woman, Woman’s Own and Woman&Home, as well as online features ranging from genre round-ups to travel pieces for womanandhome.com. 

After honing her skills, Emma branched out online in 2020 when Future gave her the opportunity to focus on digital-first. When she’s not writing about the next big lifestyle trend, she enjoys cooking, long walks and watching as many crime dramas as she can!