This Sceptred Isle

Sky announces extensive line-up of new and exclusive TV shows

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Increasing output by 50% on last year, the broadcaster will be releasing 30 new Sky Original documentaries alongside a host of new drama, comedy, entertainment and arts series.

The new Sky Original TV shows announced are:

Original Drama


Written by Paul Abbott (Shameless), the drama will see Babou Ceesay (Rogue One) star as a lauded forensic pathologist. The series will air in autumn 2021.

Kenneth Branagh to play Boris Johnson in new drama This Sceptred Isle

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Written by filmmaker Michael Winterbottom (24 Hour Party People) and Kieron Quirke (Cuckoo), the five-part series will chart the first wave of the pandemic.

Tracing the UK government’s response, This Sceptred Isle will explore the impact the global pandemic had on Britain, and the man charged with leading the country through it.