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Kenneth Branagh will play Boris Johnson in a TV series about Covid-19 – 14 dramatic responses

With so much of the past 10 months having involved lockdowns and other restrictions, people have spent a lot more time working their way through streaming box sets and the cinematic output of various entertainment providers.

One thing it’s hard to imagine anyone saying, during a scroll through Netflix is “I wish they’d make a series about the coronavirus, oh, and if it could revolve around Boris Johnson …”

Yet, here we are.

The classically named ‘This Sceptred Isle’ will begin filming soon, so we can expect a lot of cunning shooting angles to make it look like the actors aren’t six feet from each other and never touching the same props.

They should get newly-qualified mirror expert, Robert Peston, in as a consultant.

This is what Twitter thought of the plan.

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