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It’s A Sin is the latest series from A Very English Scandal’s Russell T Davies. Originally titled Boys, after more than one year of waiting, It’s A Sin is coming soon to Channel 4. Express.co.uk has everything you need to know including release date, cast, trailer, plot and more.
When is It’s A Sin out on Channel 4?
The upcoming drama series, It’s A Sin, will premiere on Channel 4 and All4 in 2021.
Unfortunately, Channel 4 has not confirmed an exact release date but fans of Russell T Davies work will be pleased to know they do not have too much longer to wait.
There are five episodes in It’s A Sin, which are expected to air weekly on Channel 4 and All4.
Don’t worry, if you happen to miss an episode of It’s A Sin, episodes will be available to stream on All4 after they have aired on TV.
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Who stars in It’s A Sin on Channel 4?
Olly Alexander leads the cast of It’s A Sin on Channel 4 as 18-year-old Ritchie Tozer.
Viewers will most likely recognise Alexander as part of the band Years & Years.
He is also well known for being an advocate of the LGBTQ+ community.
Alexander said: “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 we’ll be working together.
“The script was amazing to read, I laughed and I cried a lot, it’s a privilege to be helping to tell this story and I’m so excited.”
Up and coming actors Omari Douglas, Callum Scott Howells and Nathaniel Curtis star opposite Alexander as 17-year-old Roscoe Babatunde, Colin Morris-Jones and Ash respectively.
Years and Years star Lydia West takes on the role of Jill Baxter, Ritchie’s close friend.
Bodyguard’s Keeley Hawes plays Valier, Ritchie’s mother and Broadchurch’s Shaun Dooley stars as Clive, his dad.
How I Met Your Mother’s Neil Patrick Harris plays Henry Coltrane and Stephen Fry as MP Arthur Garrison.
Harris said: “I’m so pleased and incredibly proud, to be a part of Russel T Davies’ new series.
“This drama, Boys [working title, now changed to It’s A Sin], is two things: it is an irresistible, funny, jubilant story of young people discovering their true identities and the unalloyed joy of living life to the fullest, it is also a deeply resonant exploration of a decade when so many of these lives were cut short by the devastating effects of the nascent AIDS pandemic.
“Russell’s scripts chart the highs and lows of this time so beautifully and deftly, it’s an honour to help tell this story.”
Friday Night Dinner’s Tracy Ann Oberman takes on the role of Carol Carter in the series.
What is It’s A Sin on Channel 4 about?
It’s A Sin comes from BAFTA Award-winning writer Russell T Davies.
It’s A Sin is set in the 1980s and follows three gay friends as they make the big move to London.
However, their move comes at the same time as panic spreads about AIDS.
The series is a story of love, friends and relationships which are tested due to the prejudices gay men faced throughout the 1980s.
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The synopsis for the series reads: “It’s 1981, the start of a new decade and Ritchie, Roscoe and Colin begin a new life in London.
“Strangers at first, these young gay lads, and their best friend Jill, 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 synopsis continues: “There are terrible losses and wonderful friendships. And complex families pushed to the limit and beyond. This is a series that remembers the boys we lost and celebrates those lives that burned so brightly.”
Is there a trailer for It’s A Sin on Channel 4?
Yes, there is a finally a trailer for It’s A Sin on Channel 4.
The trailer begins with Ritchie (Olly Alexander) playing with a slot machine in the bar.
He is smiling to himself and he turns around and looks over his shoulder at the blonde barman (Jonny Green).
The 20-second trailer then comes to an end. No words are spoken and no eye contact is made.
It’s A Sin is coming to Channel 4 in 2021
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