Ahead of its premiere this September, Sky has released a new tease trailer for This England. Directed by Michael Winterbottom, the limited series Kenneth Branagh as Boris Johnson and focuses on his first tumultuous months as Prime Minister as he grapples with his personal and political life during the beginning of the pandemic; watch it below…
The series, based on Boris Johnson’s tumultuous first months as UK Prime Minister, traces the impact on Britain of the first wave of the Coronavirus pandemic. The drama takes us inside the halls of power, as Johnson (Kenneth Branagh) grapples with Covid-19, Brexit, and a controversial personal and political life. The events in government are interwoven with stories from around the UK, 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.
Joining Kenneth Branagh in the cast of This England are Ophelia Lovibond as Carrie Symonds, Andrew Buchan as Matt Hancock, Bitu Thomas as Priti Patel, and Simon Paisley Day as Dominic Cummings.
This England premieres on September 21st.