Starring Years & Years frontman Olly Alexander, Neil Patrick Harris and Stephen Fry, the highly anticipated new series by Emmy nominated Russell T. Davies explores friendship and love in London during the 1980s AIDS crisis.
Stan released the full trailer for It's A Sin, the brand new 5-part drama series from award-winning writer, Russell T. Davies, coming soon only on Stan. The series stars Olly Alexander, Neil Patrick Harris and Stephen Fry, and will premiere on Channel 4 in the UK and HBO Max in the U.S.
Set in the 1980s, It's A Sin explores the lives of Ritchie (Alexander), Roscoe (Omari Douglas) and Colin (Callum Scott Howells) as they embark on a new life in London at the beginning of the decade. Strangers at first, these young gay lads, and their best friend Jill (Lydia West), find themselves thrown together, and soon share each other's adventures. But a new virus is on the rise, and soon their lives will be tested in ways they never imagined. As the decade passes, and they grow up in the shadow of AIDS, they're determined to live and love more fiercely than ever.
Writer Russel T Davies previously said of the series: "I lived through those times, and it's taken me decades to build up to this. And as time marches on, there's a danger the story will be forgotten. So it's an honour to write this for the ones we lost, and the ones who survived."
Olly Alexander added: "I feel like the luckiest boy in the world to be a part of this project, I've been a fan of Russell T Davies ever since I watched Queer As Folk in secret at 14 years old. His work helped shape my identity as a gay person so I'm absolutely over the moon...I laughed and I cried a lot, it's a privilege to be helping to tell this story and I'm so excited."
It's A Sin stars a cast of established and rising talent led by Olly Alexander (Skins, God Help the Girl, Penny Dreadful) including Neil Patrick Harris (A Series of Unfortunate Events, How I Met Your Mother), Stephen Fry (Wilde, Gosford Park, Bones), Lydia West (Years and Years), Keeley Hawes (Honour, Bodyguard, The Durrells, Line of Duty), Shaun Dooley (Gentleman Jack, Broadchurch, Woman in Black), Omari Douglas (Wise Children) and Tracy-Ann Oberman (Friday Night Dinner, Toast of London, After Life). The series also sees television acting debuts for exciting new talent Nathaniel Curtis and Callum Scott Howells.
Produced by Red Productions, the series is written and executive produced by Primetime Emmy Nominated Russell T Davies (Queer as Folk, A Very English Scandal, Years and Years), with Red Production's Nicola Shindler (Happy Valley, Traces) also executive producing.