Sky has postponed the planned start of Michael Winterbottom's (61) Boris Johnson drama "This England" starring Kenneth Branagh (61). As "Variety" reports, among other things, the premiere is said to have been postponed to September 28 after the official mourning period due to the death of Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022).
"Following the death of Her Majesty the Queen, it is His Majesty the King's wish that a period of royal mourning be observed from now until seven days after the Queen's funeral," the palace said in a statement. The funeral could take place on September 18.
The story of "This England", formerly known as "This Sceptred Isle", is to focus on the first wave of the corona pandemic in 2020, when Johnson (58) was only a few months in office as Prime Minister and also had Covid-19 19 was ill. Johnson's corona policy has been repeatedly criticized in recent years. The so-called “Partygate” affair about illegal celebrations during the lockdown also caused a stir for a long time.
The conservative politician increasingly lost the support of his government. As a result, Johnson resigned as leader of the Conservative Party in July and later vacated the post of Prime Minister for Liz Truss (47). However, these latest developments are not part of the series. According to Variety, Branagh hasn't reshot any new scenes.