Channel 4 is turning to UKIP for the subject of their next “what if?” drama.
The broadcaster has ordered 100 Days Of UKIP, a one-off mockumentary which is set in a possible future where UKIP has won a majority in Parliament and Nigel Farage is now the Prime Minister, TVWise has learned.
The “fictional documentary’ charts UKIP’s first 100 days in Downing Street and will follow the trials of a newly elected MP as she attempts to follow through on UKIP’s promises to create a new Britain, free from European interference. It will feature members of the public and actors and will utilise archive footage alongside scripted scenes.
Raw TV – who produced last year’s “what if?” drama Blackout – is producing 100 Days Of UKIP, which is being directed by Chris Atkins. The executive producer is Richard Bond. Casting is currently underway. Production is slated to commence in early 2015.
“This is a very exciting commission from a team known for brave and thought-provoking television”, said Channel 4’s Head of Documentaries Nick Mirsky, who commissioned the mockumentary.
“With support for UKIP growing in the polls, this is timely exploration of the effect their policies might have on Britain”, added Raw TV’s Richard Bond.