BBC One Releases “First-Look” Trailer For Russell T Davies’ ‘Years And Years’
BBC One has released the first-look trailer for ‘Years And Years‘, the ambitious six-part series charting one family surviving the future from critically acclaimed writer, Russell T Davies.
As Britain is rocked by unstable political, economic and technological advances, we follow the Lyons family as their complex lives converge on one crucial night in 2019. Then, over the next 15 years, the twists and turns of everyday life are explored as we find out if this ordinary family could ever change the world.
Each episode propels us a year or two ahead, following the lives of Daniel (Russell Tovey), Stephen (Rory Kinnear) and Celeste (T’Nia Miller), sisters Rosie (Ruth Madeley) and Edith (Jessica Hynes), Gran Muriel (Anne Reid) and the family’s children, as they navigate a world made unstable by politics, the economy and technology. Full of wit, warmth and hope, Years and Years is about family and how we survive, set against the backdrop of a political world in which you can’t tell right from left.
Vivienne Rook (Emma Thompson) is an outspoken celebrity turned political figure whose controversial opinions divide the nation. She’s a new breed of politician, an entertainer, a rebel, a trickster, and her rise to power leads us into an unknown future.
Years and Years is a RED Production Company production, in co-production with BBC One, HBO and CANAL+, commissioned for BBC One by Piers Wenger, Controller BBC Drama Commissioning and Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content. International Distribution will be handled by STUDIOCANAL. The 6×60-minute drama is created, written and executive produced by Russell T Davies, with Nicola Shindler and Michaela Fereday as executive producers for RED Production Company and Lucy Richer for the BBC. Series producer is Karen Lewis (Happy Valley, Last Tango in Halifax) with Simon Cellan Jones (Our Friends in the North, Jessica Jones, Boardwalk Empire) as director and executive producer.
‘Years And Years‘ premieres on BBC One in May 2019