Years & Years singer Olly Alexander will star in the five-part series alongside the likes of Stephen Fry, Neil Patrick Harris, Keeley Hawes, and Tracy Ann Oberman, promised fans that It's a Sin is "coming soon" alongside a one-minute tease of the programme on Twitter.
From the mind behind Queer as Folk, Cucumber, and Banana, It's a Sin is Russell T Davies' take on the AIDS crisis in the 1980s and will tell the story of three friends who move to London as the HIV/AIDS epidemic unfolds.
Tipped to both heart-warming and heart-breaking in equal measure, It's a Sin (originally titled Boys) will cover the entire decade, and will follow the protagonists' friendships and love lives as they deal with the AIDS crisis.
Speaking about his involvement in the show, Olly Alexander recently called his role a "privilege". "[Davies'] work helped shape my identity as a gay person so I'm absolutely over the moon we'll be working together," he said.
"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."
As for the motivation behind It's a Sin, Davies has admitted it's taken him "decades" to bring the series to life. "I lived through those times, and it's taken me decades to build up to this," he explained
"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."
It's a Sin will premiere on Channel 4 in 2021.
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