Vicious, ITV’s new gay sitcom starring Ian McKellen, Derek Jacobi and Frances De La Tour, starts later this month and the broadcaster has released this great sneak peek video to whet your appetites.
Described as “unashamedly wicked”, the show features ageing partners Freddie (McKellen) and Stuart (Derek Jacobi), two men who have lived together in a small Covent Garden flat for nearly 50 years.
Freddie was a budding actor and Stuart a barman when they first met but their careers are pretty much over and their lives now consist of reading books, walking their dog and bickering.
De La Tour plays feisty best friend Violet. Young at heart and with a delicious sense of humour, she’s always on hand to calm Freddie and Stuart down during one of their many arguments.
The trio’s worlds are turned upside down with the arrival of a young man, Ash, as their new upstairs neighbour.
The show was created by Mark Ravenhill and Gary Janetti (Family Guy and Will & Grace), who will also write the series.
Monday 29 April at 9pm on ITV