A modern day sequel to It's A Sin could be on the way soon 6 months ago

A modern day sequel to It's A Sin could be on the way soon

Fingers crossed.

It's A Sin was without a doubt one of the most important TV shows from Channel 4 in 2021 - if not ever.

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Its massive success brought much-needed attention to the stigmatisation of the LGBTQ+ community and encouraged thousands of people to get tested for HIV.

Many of us were upset to learn it would be a stand-alone miniseries, with creator Russell T Davies ruling out any chance of another season.

But now, it appears he might just be reconsidering his previous comment, as he has a brand new idea.

Executive producer Nicola Shindler has revealed Davies is considering tackling another project, and while it'd have a different subject matter, it would include the characters Jill (Lydia West) and Roscoe (Omari Douglas) from the original series.

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Spilling the details about the potential plot at a BAFTA Television Session, Swindler said:

"There was a time when there were a lot of stories in the press about young boys being manipulated online to masturbate. They were being filmed and then they were being blackmailed, essentially.

"It was young teenage boys and it was something that Russell was really concerned about.

"It sounds like it’s not related at all, except that he thought: ‘What if you cut to the present day, and what if Jill and Roscoe are going out there, trying to stop the people who are doing this?’

"He just wanted to pick up on that idea that one problem might have gone away, but there are still so many vulnerable people out there who need looking after, or who need some kind of attention shining on them.

"He just wanted to pick it up in the present day and say, 'Look, there are still so many people out there who need some kind of protection'. That was the point of it."

She then added: "I don’t know if he’ll be cross that I’ve told people what the idea is."

 

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