IT’s A Sin has been touted as one of the most hotly anticipated dramas of 2021.
The new series is rooted in a real-life story of tragedy, but also strong friendship.
It’s A Sin follows the story of when AIDS became prevalent in the 1980sCredit: TV Company
Who’s in the cast of Channel 4 drama It’s A Sin?
- Keeley Hawes as Valerie Tozer
- Olly Alexander as Ritchie Tozer
- Omari Douglas as Roscoe Babatunde
- Callum Scott Howells as Colin Morris-Jones
- Lydia West as Jill Baxter
- Nathaniel Curtis as Ash Mukherjee
- Shaun Dooley as Clive Tozer
- Neil Patrick Harris as Henry Coltrane
- Stephen Fry as Arthur Garrison
Years & Years singer Olly Alexander plays Ritchie Tozer in It’s A SinCredit: Channel4
What is It’s A Sin about?
The Channel 4 drama follows four young friends in the 1980s who watch their worlds unravel over the first decade of the HIV pandemic.
The Years & Years singer Olly Alexander plays Ritchie Tozer, the golden boy of his family who is determined to keep his secrets from them after moving to London to start a new life in 1981.
A synopsis for the series reads: “Strangers at first, Ritchie and his pals Roscoe and Colin, along with 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.”
It’s A Sin is one of the highly-anticipated dramas in 2021Credit: Channel4
When is It’s A Sin on Channel 4?
It’s A Sin’s first episode will hit screens TONIGHT (22 February) and will air a new episode each week.
It will begin at 9pm on Channel 4 and the entire series will also be available to stream on All 4.
Speaking about his latest role, Olly 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.”