Bradley (executive producer), how did you first get interested in the story?
While I was working on a book about Mohammed bin Salman several years ago, I kept hearing about this scandal in Spain involving Juan Carlos and the King of Saudi Arabia. I did some reporting, but it didn’t feel that meaningful from a Saudi Arabia perspective. I couldn’t quite forget the story, though. As I interviewed more people connected to the scandal, I realized it was an incredibly important story for a concept I’m obsessed with: How the world really works. This is at once an unbelievable story of a relationship gone terribly wrong, but beneath the surface it’s about how the 0.01% live and operate with abandon, corruption, power and greed. I also felt after meeting Corinna that she’d never had a chance to explain herself properly, without interruption. We spent many hours with her as well as with other characters in this drama – some of them refusing to speak on the record – to get to the heart of the story.