Famed UK writer Russell T. Davies (Queer as Folk, Doctor Who, Years & Years) teased a glimpse of his upcoming drama It’s a Sin (complete with Pet Shop Boys song of course).
The fictionalised look back at the HIV / AIDS crisis of the 1980s, the series features a topline cast including Olly Alexander, Keeley Hawes, Stephen Fry, Neil Patrick Harris, Tracy Ann Oberman, Shaun Dooley, Omari Douglas, Callum Scott Howells, Nathaniel Curtis and Lydia West.
The series (previously called Boys) follows the three fast friends through the decade as they mature together with the AIDS epidemic looming in the background.
There’s no word as yet where this may screen in Australia, but this is an HBO / Channel 4 production.
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IT’S A SIN, the new title for Boys, a 5-part drama coming in 2021 on Channel 4 & HBO Max. . 1981. Five 18-year olds leave home and move into a London flat. The decade unfolds, as they explore their hopes and dreams… but with a terrible new virus on the rise. . Starring Olly Alexander as Ritchie, Lydia West as Jill, Omari Douglas as Roscoe, Callum Howells as Colin, Nathaniel Curtis as Ash, with Shaun Dooley, Stephen Fry, Neil Patrick Harris, Tracy Ann Oberman and Keeley Hawes. Produced by Phil Collinson, directed by Peter Hoar. . @ollyyears @lydiawestie @marsdoug @callumhowells_c @nathaniel.curtis @misskeeleyhawes @nph @stephenfryactually @tracyanno @davidcarlyle_ @nathanieljhall @jill.nalder @luckyshanniiee @jonnygreen4 @neilashtonactor @davidgajones @natsus1 @totobruin @kenchristiansen1 @michaelmather @seyansarvan @tobias__charles_ @mathewbose @1carolineberry @billycullum @miche_greenidge @tatsu_carvalho @redproductionco @channel4 @hbomax @nicolanshindler @jfferkim @andypryorcasting @realandypryor @ri_mcd @lordfulcher @philcollinson @pjuk @benstills @lindaviemakeup @alynwaterman @sarahbrewbrew @katznelson.david @carolinedkwh