Sir Ian McKellen is a Vicious Old Queen

10.29.2012

By Jeremy Kinser

The master thespian will costar with fellow out Brit Sir Derek Jacobi as an elderly gay couple in a new sitcom.

In a welcome break from tradition, two openly gay actors will portray gay characters in a new sitcom. Sir Ian McKellen will join Sir Derek Jacobi in the series Vicious Old Queens, reports U.K.'s Daily Star. The two acclaimed actors  will play a couple who live together in London’s Covent Garden. A series of half-hour episodes is being written by Gary Janetti, who previously worked a writer and executive producer on Will & Grace and Family Guy and is expected to begin airing on the U.K.'s ITV network in April.

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