Banijay Rights Boards Boris Johnson Doc Series


Banijay Rights has acquired global distribution rights to a new documentary series from 72 Films that chronicles the rise and fall of former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Tentatively titled Boris, the doc series reveals the events that shaped Alexander Boris De Pfeffel Johnson, his meteoric rise to power and his premiership. The four-parter, produced for Channel 4, uses a combination of rare archive footage and access to those with intimate knowledge of Johnson over the years.

Banijay Rights will represent Boris globally.

Simon Cox, executive VP of content and acquisitions at Banijay Rights, said: “Boris gives a deep insight into one of the U.K.’s most mystifying and controversial political leaders, revealing how early life events shaped Boris Johnson’s character right up to his tenure as the country’s most powerful man. We’re in no doubt 72 Films’ extraordinary series will be an eye-opening account for international buyers.”

Mark Raphael, co-founder and co-CEO of 72 Films, said: “If there’s one single person whose life depicts the recent history of Britain, it’s Boris Johnson. He led the Brexit campaign, was both prime minister and in intensive care during Covid, and is connected to both Russia and Ukraine. This documentary series tells the life story of one of the world’s most compelling characters.”