BBC One has released the trailer for their new Russell T. Davies drama Years And Years, which is set to premiere next month.
Years And Years follows the Lyons, a busy Manchester family. Daniel’s getting married to Ralph. Stephen and Celeste worry about their kids. Rosie’s chasing a new fella. Edith hasn’t been home for years. All presided over by Gran, the imperial Muriel. But when their lives all converge on one crucial night in 2019, the story accelerates into the future, following the lives and loves of the Lyons over the next 15 years. Britain has withdrawn from Europe, America is isolationist, China is asserting itself, and a new world begins to form.
But someone’s taking advantage, as MP Vivienne Rook begins her rise to power – that new breed of politician, an entertainer, a rebel, a trickster and a terror, leading us into an unknown future. Set against this, the Lyons have to navigate their everyday hopes and fears, knowing that one ordinary family could never change the world. Or could they? The six episode drama series, which is being penned by series creator Russell T. Davies, is set up at indie Red Production Company and stars Russell Tovey, Rory Kinnear, T’Nia Miller, Ruth Madeley, Jessica Hynes, Anne Reid and Emma Thompson. The executive producers are Russell T. Davies, Nicola Shindler and Michaela Fereday for Red Production Company and Lucy Richer for the BBC. Boardwalk Empire helmer Simon Cellan Jones serves as director and executive producer.
Check out the trailer below: