The first trailer for This England starring Kenneth Branagh as beleaguered British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been released.

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The Sky Atlantic series, originally titled This Sceptred Isle, tells the story of Johnson's tumultuous first months as the hugely controversial leader of the UK as the country is gripped by further divisions over Brexit and then devastated by the Coronavirus pandemic during the global annus horribilis of 2020.

Carrie (Ophelia Loviebond) and Boris Johnson (Kenneth Branagh) in This England

Co-written and directed by Michael Winterbottom and starring BAFTA and Academy Award-winner Branagh, the six-part series also dramatises the rollercoaster of Johnson’s personal life.

According to a release from Sky Atlantic, "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 will be aired on Sky Atlantic and streaming service NOW from 21 September.