Watch a teaser for This England
Sir Kenneth Branagh has been unveiled as Boris Johnson in the first trailer for Sky's upcoming drama This England.
The show is set to focus on the prime minister's handling of the Covid-19 pandemic and go inside the decisions made by the government in the spring of 2020.
Sporting prosthetics and a wig, Branagh looks uncannily like Johnson in the clip with the Hamlet actor also appearing to have put on weight for the role.
This England will also depict the pandemic's affect on frontline workers such as doctors, nurses and care home workers with subplots following the race to deploy a vaccine against the virus.
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In addition to Branagh playing Johnson, Ophelia Lovibond will play his wife Carrie and Andrew Buchan will portray Matt Hancock, the then-health secretary.
The five-part series, which is being written and directed by Michael Winterbottom, will also touch on Johnson's controversial personal life and matters such as Brexit.
A synopsis for the show reads: “The drama takes us inside the halls of power, as Johnson grapples with COVID-19, Brexit, and a personal and political life wracked by controversy.
The events in government are interwoven with first-hand testimonies from around the UK, 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.”
Branagh could most recently be seen in Death on the Nile where he reprised the role of Hercule Poirot from Murder on the Orient Express. He also directed the film which co-starred Rose Leslie, Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer and Annette Benning.
It was recently confirmed that he will be reuniting with Christopher Nolan for the director's next movie, Oppenheimer.
Branagh has previously worked with Nolan on Tenet and Dunkirk.
This England premieres on Sky Atlantic and NOW later this year.