Check out the It’s a Sin HBO Max Trailer which includes many clips though the five part mini series.

This is the latest ‘masterpiece’ from the creator of Queer As Folk (set in the UK). This mini-series is as devastating as it is endearing. It is a heartfelt chronicle of young friends navigating the joys, heartbreak, and outlandish parties that await them amidst an epidemic in 1980s London.

It’s was released in the UK on January 22nd, to great reviews, but in the states there is a few more weeks for the HBO Max schedule. They will be making all the episodes available from Thursday February 18th, 2021. You will be in for a treat and we would likely bet you’re be watching the episodes in quick succession!

It’s a Sin HBO Max Trailer

It’s a Sin Lowdown

Set in 1981, Ritchie (Olly Alexander), Roscoe (Omari Douglas) and Colin (Callum Scott Howells) are young lads which are the focus of the story. They are strangers at first, leaving home at 18 and heading off to London with hope and ambition and joy… And walking straight into a virus that most of the world ignores.

Year by year, episode by episode, crossing the whole decade, their lives change as the mystery of that illness starts as a rumor. Then it’s a threat, then a terror, and then something that binds them together in the fight.

It's a Sin - Olly Alexander and Lydia West
It’s a Sin – Ritchie Tozer (Olly Alexander) and Jill (Lydia West) ©2020 Channel 4 / HBO Max

It’s the story of their friends, lovers and families too. Especially Jill (Lydia West), the girl who loves them 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 prejudices that gay men faced throughout the decade. There are terrible losses and wonderful friendships. And complex families, pushed to the limit and beyond.

This is a series that remembers the boys we lost, and celebrates those lives that burned so brightly.

It’s from RED Production Company and co-commissoner Channel 4, and distributed by All3Media International.

The series is written and executive produced by Primetime Emmy nominated writer Russell T Davies (Queer as Folk, A Very English Scandal, Years and Years). Russell is, of course, also known for bringing back Doctor Who in 2005. Nicola Shindler (Happy Valley, The Stranger) is also executive producing.