Sky drops thrilling trailer for This England and names launch date

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UK satellite broadcaster Sky has released the first trailer of new political drama This England, and it looks like a blockbuster already.

The eagerly awaited series, including all six episodes, will launch on Sky Atlantic and streaming service NOW on 21 September.

The political drama was co-written and directed by Michael Winterbottom and stars BAFTA and Academy Award-winner Kenneth Branagh as UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson. 

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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. 

Boris Johnson resigned as Prime Minister last month and hustings are now underway for his replacement, with Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss vying for the UK’s leadership job.

However, This England, will focus purely on Johnson’s early days in office.

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