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AIRDATE | STAN to fast track new UK drama IT’S A SIN featuring Neil Patrick Harris and Stephen Fry

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Stan has confirmed every episode of It’s A Sin, the brand new 5-part drama series from award-winning writer, Russell T. Davies, will premiere on the streaming service same day as the U.K.

Set in the 1980s, It’s A Sin stars Olly Alexander, Neil Patrick Harris and Stephen Fry and 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.

It’s A Sin stars a cast of established and rising talentled by Olly Alexander (Skins, God Help the Girl, Penny Dreadful) including Neil Patrick Harris (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.

All episodes of It’s A Sin premiere 23 January, same day as the U.K. on Stan.

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