It’s a Sin: Meet the Exciting Newcomers in the Vibrant LGBTQ+ Series Coming to HBO Max


Now that we’ve officially entered 2021, a slew of new shows are on their way. One series we’re looking forward to is It’s a Sin, a five-part series out of the UK that depicts the HIV epidemic in London during the 1980s.

The series is written and created by Russell T. Davies (Doctor Who and Years and Years series showrunner) and follows a young group of friends through the joys and heartbreaks of the ’80s. When speaking with RadioTimes, Davies explained the story is loosely based on his own experiences as a gay man who was 18 years old in 1981.

Davies also spoke about the importance of casting LGBTQ+ actors in LGBTQ+ roles. “I’m not being woke about this . . . but I feel strongly that if I cast someone in a story, I am casting them to act as a lover, or an enemy, or someone on drugs or a criminal or a saint . . . they are not there to ‘act gay’ because ‘acting gay’ is a bunch of codes for a performance. It’s about authenticity,” he said. “You wouldn’t cast someone able-bodied and put them in a wheelchair, you wouldn’t black someone up. Authenticity is leading us to joyous places.”

It’s a Sin premieres on HBO Max on Feb. 18. Ahead, get up to speed on the cast, which is stacked with both relative newcomers and veteran actors alike.


Like it? Share with your friends!

What's Your Reaction?

hate hate
0
hate
confused confused
0
confused
fail fail
0
fail
fun fun
0
fun
geeky geeky
0
geeky
love love
0
love
lol lol
0
lol
omg omg
0
omg
win win
0
win

0 Comments

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Choose A Format
Personality quiz
Series of questions that intends to reveal something about the personality
Trivia quiz
Series of questions with right and wrong answers that intends to check knowledge
Poll
Voting to make decisions or determine opinions
Story
Formatted Text with Embeds and Visuals
List
The Classic Internet Listicles
Countdown
The Classic Internet Countdowns
Open List
Submit your own item and vote up for the best submission
Ranked List
Upvote or downvote to decide the best list item
Meme
Upload your own images to make custom memes
Video
Youtube, Vimeo or Vine Embeds
Audio
Soundcloud or Mixcloud Embeds
Image
Photo or GIF
Gif
GIF format
Send this to a friend