Teaser trailer for This England, a Sky Original drama, and release date revealed.
Formerly This Sceptred Isle will launch on Sky Atlantic and streaming service NOW on 21 September.
Co-written and directed by Michael Winterbottom and starring BAFTA and Academy Award winner Kenneth Branagh as UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
This England, based on Johnson’s tumultuous first months as Prime Minister, traces the impact on the country of the first wave of the Coronavirus pandemic.
The drama takes us inside the halls of power, as Johnson (Branagh) grapples with Covid-19, Brexit, and a controversial personal and political life.
The events in government are interwoven with stories from around the country, from the experts and scientists racing against time to understand the virus; the doctors, nurses and care-home workers on the frontline working tirelessly and heroically to contain and overcome it; and ordinary people whose lives were thrown into turmoil.
This England is produced by Michael Winterbottom’s Revolution Films and Richard Brown’s Passenger.
The series will air on Sky Atlantic and streaming service NOW on September 21.