Channel 4 has released a first look at upcoming drama It’s a Sin starring Years & Years frontman Olly Alexander (The Riot Club).
Written by Russell T Davies (A Very English Scandal), the series follows a group of queer men in 1980s London set against the backdrop of the AIDS crisis.
Olly Alexander plays 18-year-old Ritchie Tozer, a youngster beginning a new life in London. There he meets the unassuming Colin (Callum Scott Howells) and party boy Roscoe (Omari Douglas) and the trio form a close friendship.
As the new virus threatens to become increasingly widespread throughout London, the series will follow the three men across the 80s as they attempt to live and love more fiercely than ever before.
It’s a Sin includes a stellar supporting cast, with Stephen Fry playing MP Arthur Garrison, Keeley Hawes (Bodyguard) as Ritchie’s mother and Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother) as Henry Coltrane.
The series will air on Channel 4 in 2021.
— Channel 4 (@Channel4) October 2, 2020