Henry V star Kenneth Branagh is to play British Prime Minister in Sky drama This Sceptred Isle https://t.co/K5IEFOjwAM— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) January 23, 2021
- In a limited series, Kenneth Branagh will play U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson in This Sceptred Isle, that will be focusing on the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
- The five-part drama series (on Sky Atlantic) will follow Johnson and his administration as well as scientists and health care workers as they struggle to respond to the unprecedented crisis. This Sceptred Isle will be "based on the first-hand testimony of people including those from Number 10 Downing Street, the Department of Health, The Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE), and from hospitals and care homes across the country".
- Michael Winterbottom is directing and shooting will start in early 2021 and is set to premiere in autumn 2022.