Brexit: watch the trailer for Channel 4’s TV drama

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Brexit: The Uncivil War is a one-off TV drama, co-produced between Channel 4 and HBO with assistance from BBC Studios. You can watch the first trailer right here.

Written by James Graham and directed by Toby Haynes, this Brexit TV movie is set to premiere on Channel 4 on January 7th. It will then travel across the pond, debuting for American viewers on HBO on 19th January.

Among the cast is Benedict Cumberbatch, who’s set to play Leave campaigner Dominic Cummings. You can clap eyes on him in this here trailer…

And here’s the synopsis…

“The result of the Brexit referendum in summer 2016 caused a political earthquake that laid waste to the normally stable British establishment and sent political tremors around the world. Cumberbatch portrays Dominic Cummings, who spearheaded the Vote Leave campaign. Rory Kinnear plays Craig Oliver, Prime Minister David Cameron’s director of communications and head of the Remain campaign. This provocative feature-length drama goes behind the scenes, revealing the personalities, strategies and feuds of the Leave and Remain campaigns. The tactics employed by Vote Leave during the data-driven campaign swayed a historically silent voting bloc that would ultimately decide the outcome of the referendum, as well as affecting future elections around the world.”

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