Already sounding like a State of the Nation drama, the series is to be set over 15 years in a Britain that's battered by unstable political and economic climates, and often isolating great technological changes. Years and Years follows the Lyon family as Daniel marries Ralph, Steph and Celeste fret about their children, Rosie is chasing a new man and Edith hasn't come home in... well... years and years. Their lives – and that of their imperial Gran Muriel – all collide one back in 2019, and their futures unravel over the next 15 years.
All this takes place in a world where society is 'hotter, faster and madder' than ever, with the turmoil of politics, technology and distant wars impacting family life. Britain withdraws from Europe, America goes it alone and China starts to tighten its grip on the world. The Lyon family is afraid, as you should be.
Russell T Davies says: 'I’ve wanted to write this for 20 years or so. And as the world accelerates like crazy around us, I realised I’d better get on with it! It’s a joy to be back home with RED, and an honour to be on BBC One.'
|What||New Russell T. Davies drama on BBC One: Years and Years|
On 31 Oct 19, Years and Years air date: TBD