Today BBC One have revealed a first look trailer from Russell T Davies' latest drama Years and Years which starts launches in May.
The six-part series, written by Russell T Davies, charts one family surviving the future and stars Anne Reid, Russell Tovey, T’Nia Miller, Rory Kinnear, Ruth Madeley and Emma Thompson. Watch the trailer here...
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.
View the character portraits here...
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. And here are some stills from the first episode, including Emma Thompson as Vivienne Rook, 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 starts Tuesday 14th May at 9pm on BBC One