Kenneth Branagh to Play Boris Johnson in Michael Winterbottom’s COVID Drama Series

‘This Sceptred Isle’ will notify the tale of some of the most devastating gatherings to at any time befall the United Kingdom, and of a Primary Minister primary in these unparalleled instances.

Kenneth Branagh is established to perform U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson in Michael Winterbottom’s future restricted series charting the early times of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Entitled This Sceptred Isle and developed by Fremantle, Richard Brown’s Passenger and Michael Winterbottom’s Revolution Films, the 5-part drama has also been picked up by Comcast’s European broadcast large Sky, to be labeled a Sky Authentic collection.

This Sceptred Isle will convey to the tale of some of the most devastating activities to ever befall the United Kingdom, and of a Primary Minister foremost in these unprecedented times. The drama will trace the affect on Britain from this the moment-in-a-generation pandemic, and the reaction of researchers, nurses, and medical practitioners as they labored tirelessly and heroically to contain and overcome the virus.

It is primarily based on the to start with-hand testimony of people today from all walks of existence from Number 10 Downing Street, the Office of Wellness, The Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE), and from hospitals and treatment properties across the country.

Michael Winterbottom has co-composed the sequence with Kieron Quirke, and will immediate all 5 episodes. He will also government produce together with Brown (Passenger). Melissa Parmenter (Revolution Movies) will deliver together with Josh Hyams and Anthony Wilcox. Tim Shipman, political editor of The Sunday Situations, is acting as a consultant on the sequence.

This Sceptred Isle is the first venture to emerge from a multi-calendar year initially seem deal for scripted drama sequence struck by Fremantle and Passenger with Revolution Movies.