'BOYS' TV SERIES CASTS
NEIL PATRICK HARRIS, KEELEY HAWES, STEPHEN FRY
Well, this is quite a cast, indeed! British Channel 4 has rounded up actors for their new five part series BOYS from Russell T. Davies. The series that charts the joy and heartbreak of four friends during a decade in which
everything changed including the rise of AIDs, will star Neil Patrick Harris, Keeley Hawes, Stephen Fry, alongside Years and Years singer Olly Alexander, Shaun Dooley, Omari Douglas, Callum Scott Howells and Lydia West.
|Singer Olly Alexander will take the lead role|
Boys follows the story of the 1980s, the story of AIDS, and the story of three boys, Ritchie, (Olly Alexander), Roscoe and Colin, across the decade. The young trio, strangers at first, leave home at 18 and head off to London in 1981 with hope and ambition and joy. However, they’re walking straight into a plague that most of the world ignores. Year by year, episode by episode, their lives change, as the mystery of a new virus starts as a rumour, then a threat,
then a terror, and then
something that binds them together in the fight. It’s the story of their
friends, lovers and families too, especially Jill, the girl who loves
them and helps them, and galvanises 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.
|Neil Patrick Harris and Keeley Hawes will also star in the new series|