The official trailer released today for Sky Original film ‘The Independent’ featuring the award-winning star of Succession, Brian Cox and break-out British star Jodie Turner-Smith in a nail-biting tale of political skulduggery and the race to expose corruption at the highest level of US politics.

John Cena (The Suicide Squad) and Ann Dowd (The Handmaid’s Tale) also star in the story of a budding investigative journalist Eli (Turner-Smith) who uncovers a conspiracy that threatens the very foundations of Washington D.C.

It’s the final weeks of the most consequential presidential election campaign in US history. America is poised to elect either its first female president (Ann Dowd) or finally break the country’s two-party gridlock with its first viable independent candidate (John Cena). Reporting history as it’s made, an idealistic young journalist (Jodie Turner-Smith) gets an opportunity to work with her idol, veteran Washington political columnist Nick Booker (Brian Cox). Eli is pursuing a story about budget cuts and by following the money she and Booker uncover a financial conspiracy that places the fate of the election, the country, and democracy in their hands.

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On Sky Cinema and streaming service NOW from 24 February