Disney+ Surprise Launches UK Drama Series ‘It’s A Sin’ (UK/Ireland)

Disney+ subscribers in the UK and Ireland will find a few surprise additions today, one is the ‘Once Upon A Time’ spin-off, ‘Once Upon A Time In Wonderland’, plus the award-winning British drama series , “It’s A Sin”.

In 1981, Ritchie (Olly Alexander), Roscoe (Omari Douglas) and Colin (Callum Scott Howells) are young boys, strangers at first, leaving home at 18 and heading to London with hope, ambition and joy… and walking straight in a virus most of the world ignores. Year after year, episode after episode, spanning the decade, their lives change as the mystery of this disease begins as a rumor, then a threat, then a terror, then something that unites them in battle.

It’s also the story of their friends, lovers and families, especially Jill (Lydia West), the girl who loves and helps them, and galvanizes them in the battles to come. Together they will endure the horror of the epidemic, the pain of rejection and the prejudice that gay people have faced throughout the decade.

There are terrible losses and wonderful friendships. And complex families, taken to extremes and beyond. It’s a series that remembers the boys we’ve lost and celebrates those lives that burned so well.

The series is written and 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 producer.

Over the past year, Disney+ in the UK and Ireland has added many British shows and films from All3Media. This helps increase its quota of content created in Europe to satisfy regulators and bring UK content to UK audiences.

Originally, “It’s A Sin” was released on Channel 4 and Netflix in the UK. In the United States, the series was released as HBO Max Original.

“It’s A Sin” won several awards including a National Television Award for Best New Drama and personally it was one of my favorite shows of 2021.

Will you be checking out “It’s A Sin” on Disney+ this week?


Roger Palmier

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