See Kenneth Branagh as Boris Johnson in the This England teaser

This England, based on Boris Johnson’s tumultuous first months as UK Prime Minister, traces the impact on Britain of the first wave of the Coronavirus pandemic. The drama takes us inside the halls of power, as Johnson (Sir Kenneth Branagh) grapples with Covid-19, Brexit, and a personal and political life wracked by controversy.

Video Transcript

- A new dawn in [INAUDIBLE]. 2020 will be a year of prosperity. This COVID virus we need to keep an eye on.

- 500,000 deaths.

- And that is a worst case scenario. The single best thing we can all do is wash our hands.

- We need to start modeling how we pay for this.

- You must stay at home.

- I have a hunch that Johnson will come to regret securing the premiership.

- Isn't it someone's actual job to give me a heads up?

- The United Kingdom has overtaken Italy to report the highest official death toll.