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Watch the Trailer for Queer as Folk  Creator’s New Series

Watch the Trailer for Queer as Folk Creator’s New Series

Watch the Trailer for ‘Queer as Folk’ Creator’s New Comedy

Russell T Davies’ ‘Years and Years’ will feature Emma Thompson, Russell Tovey, and Russell Tovey’s ears.

Lookingstar Russell Tovey -- yes, the one with the ears -- is coming back to television in the new British series Years and Years, from Queer as Folk creator Russell T Davies. The show seems to be a typical British comedy mixed with a comedic version of Black Mirror, centering on the Lyons family as they weather fifteen years "in a Britain rocked by unstable political, economic and technological change."

Tovey, who plays Daniel Lyons, can be seen in the trailer kissing his husband at a wedding, while later Bethany (Lydia West) says that she's "not transsexual - I'm transhuman. I will be data." So...that's a thing now, apparently? The trailer doesn't give any other clues.

A press release for the show claims that the show will capture "everything we fear, and everything we hope for, happening around this tight-knit family. Society gets hotter, faster, madder, with the turmoil of politics, technology and distant wars affecting the Lyons in their day-to-day lives."

"Britain withdraws from Europe, America becomes a lone wolf, China asserts itself, and a new world begins to form," the press release says. In the midst of all this is MP Vivienne Rook, played by Emma Thompson, who "begins her rise to power - that new breed of politician, an entertainer, a rebel, a trickster and a terror, leading us into an unknown future."

Davies, who created the original British version of Queer as Folk, was also a showrunner on Doctor Who. His last project, A Very English Scandal, starred Hugh Grant and queer Mary Poppins cutie Ben Whishaw in a comedic take on the Jeremy Thorpe affair.

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