The 24 Hour Party People filmmaker is directing and co-writing the potential series that "will follow Johnson’s story from his appointment as prime minister, through to the arrival of COVID-19 in the UK, the British leader falling critically ill and the birth of his son," per Deadline. "It also promises to explore how Britain ended up with the second-worst coronavirus death toll in the world." The Sunday Times political editor Tim Shipman will serve as a consultant. Shipman's book All Out War inspired Channel 4 and HBO’s Brexit movie, starring Benedict Cumberbatch. No network or streaming service is attached to the series.