Locally owned streaming service Stan has secured Australian rights to the new Russell T Davies limited event series It’s A Sin.
The 1980s set series is fronted by a cast of established and rising talent and explores friendship and love during the 1980s AIDS crisis.
It’s A Sin explores the lives of Ritchie (Alexander), Roscoe (Douglas) and Colin (Howells) as they embark on a new life in London at the beginning of the 1980s. Strangers at first, these young gay lads, and their best friend Jill (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.
The 5 x 60’ drama is led by Olly Alexander, along with Omari Douglas, Callum Scott Howells, Lydia West (Years and Years) and Nathaniel Curtis.
The show is written and executive produced by Primetime Emmy nominated writer Russell T Davies (Queer as Folk, A Very English Scandal, Years and Years) with Nicola Shindler (Happy Valley, The Stranger) also executive producing.
Nicola Shindler, Executive Producer,said;
“It’s A Sin is a very British story but the AIDS epidemic was global, and I think audiences will resonate with the poignant story of love, friendship and the highs and lows during this period of time, told through engaging and complex characters.
Led by a charismatic young cast, with Russell’s trademark powerful storytelling that makes you laugh and cry in equal measure, I’m incredibly proud of It’s A Sin. “
The cast also includes Keeley Hawes (Honour, Bodyguard, The Durrells, Line of Duty), Shaun Dooley (Gentleman Jack, Broadchurch, Woman in Black), Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother, Gone Girl, A Series of Unfortunate Events), Stephen Fry (Wilde, Gosford Park, Bones) and Tracy Ann Oberman (Friday Night Dinner, Toast of London, After Life).