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Co-written and directed by Michael Winterbottom, it’s the highly anticipated This England, the 6-episode Sky Original TV series starring Academy Award® and Bafta Award winner Kenneth Branagh as Boris Johnson, told in the tumultuous early months as a British Premier. The series, of which the teaser trailer is released today, will go exclusively on Sky and streaming only on NOW from 23 September, when all the episodes will be immediately available.
England and Covid
This England (formerly known as This Sceptred Isle) will tell about the impact that the first wave of the Coronavirus pandemic had on the UK. The miniseries will take viewers through the corridors of power, with Johnson struggling with Covid-19, Brexit and a controversial political and personal life.
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Political events will intertwine with stories from all over the country, from experts and scientists fighting time to understand how the virus is transmitted, to doctors, nurses and nursing home workers on the front line. to contain and overcome the emergency, up to ordinary people whose lives have been thrown into chaos by the pandemic.
This England is produced by Michael Winterbottom’s Revolution Films and Richard Brown’s Passenger.