This England: Is there a release date, will it be available to watch on Sky Atlantic, Will Sir Kenneth Branagh play Boris Johnson, who is in the cast, what is the plot and is there a trailer?

Kenneth Branagh as Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Ophelia Lovibond as his wife Carrie Johnson in This England.
Kenneth Branagh as Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Ophelia Lovibond as his wife Carrie Johnson in This England.

The series, which was previously titled This Sceptred Isle, has been written and directed by Michael Winterbottom.

The five-part drama will explore the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic and how the decisions changed the lives of so many across the UK.

It will also show the impact of the pandemic on the front lines, with stories from key workers, including doctors and nurses, as well as scientists who worked against the clock to find a vaccine.

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But is there a release date for the series and will Sir Kenneth Branagh play Boris Johnson?

Here is everything you need to know:

Is there a release date for This England?

A release date for This England has not yet been announced, but it is expected to be released later this year.

The launch may coincide with the third anniversary of the prime minister’s election in December 2019.

Will it be available to watch on Sky?

Will Sir Kenneth Branagh play Boris Johnson and who is in the cast?

Sir Kenneth Branagh will play the newly elected Prime Minister on This England.

Viewers may recognize the actor from Much Ado About Nothing, Murder on the Orient Express and Tenet.

Other cast members include:

-Ophelia Lovibond as Carrie Symonds, partner of Boris Johnson

-Andrew Buchan as Health Secretary Matt Hancock

-Tim Goodman as Stanley Johnson, the Prime Minister’s father

-Alec Nicholls as Patrick Vallance

-James Corrigan as Isaac Levido

-Rachel Sophia Anthony as Lola Aldenjana

-Simon Kunz as Andrew Mills.

Which it is the plot?

The series will focus on the early days of Mr. Johnson’s term and will look at the impact of the covid-19 pandemic.

It will take viewers “inside the halls of power, as Johnson grapples with Covid-19, Brexit, and a controversial person and political life.”

The official synopsis also reveals that ‘events in government are intertwined with stories from across the UK, from experts and scientists racing against time to understand the virus; the doctors, nurses, and nursing home workers on the front lines who work tirelessly and heroically to contain and overcome it; and ordinary people whose lives are thrown into chaos.

Is there a trailer?

Sky TV released a trailer for This England on May 18.

If you want to see the trailer, it’s embedded in this article.

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