Titled ‘This Sceptred Isle’, the Sky authentic sequence will chart the UK prime minister’s dealing with of the coronavirus pandemic
Tenet star Kenneth Branagh is ready to essay the function of Boris Johnson in a brand new TV drama charting UK prime minister’s dealing with of coronavirus pandemic.
Based on Selection, the drama will hint the affect COVID-19 disaster on the nation, and the response of scientists, nurses, and docs as they labored around the clock to try to include the virus.
Titled “This Sceptred Isle”, the Sky authentic sequence, will likely be directed and written by “The Journey” helmer Michael Winterbottom.
It is going to be primarily based on the first-hand testimony from members of the federal government, the Division of Well being, the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE), and hospitals and care houses throughout the nation.
Kieron Quirke is on board as co-writer.
Fremantle, Richard Brown’s Passenger and Winterbottom’s Revolution Movies are producing the venture.
“The primary wave of the COVID-19 pandemic will likely be remembered without end. A time when the nation got here collectively to battle an invisible enemy. A time when folks have been extra conscious than ever of the significance of neighborhood.
“Our sequence weaves collectively numerous true tales — from Boris Johnson in Quantity 10 to entrance line employees across the nation — chronicling the efforts of scientists, docs, care house employees and coverage makers to guard us from the virus,” Winterbottom stated.
Capturing for the sequence will begin quickly and the drama is anticipated to premiere on Sky Atlantic late subsequent yr.