Years and Years is a brand new drama, written and created by Russell T Davies, coming to BBC One.
The new series is described as "an epic saga that takes an ordinary family and catapults them through the next 15 years."
As society changes, faster than ever, the Lyons will experience everything they hope for in the future, and everything they fear. They’ll fall in and out of love and grow old, fall apart and come back together, while constantly looking forward.
Each episode propels viewers a year or two ahead, following the lives of Daniel (Russell Tovey), Stephen (Rory Kinnear) and his wife Celeste (T’Nia Miller), sisters Rosie (Ruth Madeley) and Edith (Jessica Hynes), Gran Muriel (Anne Reid) and the family’s children, as they navigate a world made unstable by politics, the economy and technological advances.
The BBC tease: "Years and Years is about family. It shows how we survive against the backdrop of a political world in which you can’t tell right from left any more. The tone is fierce, funny, heartbreaking and, ultimately, shows one family’s determination to survive the future."
Episodes air Tuesday, 9PM on BBC One.
You can watch and catch up online via the BBC iPlayer.
Years and Years cast
- Vivienne Rook - Emma Thompson
- Muriel Deacon - Anne Reid
- Stephen Lyons - Rory Kinnear
- Daniel Lyons - Russell Tovey
- Rosie Lyons - Ruth Madeley
- Edith Lyons - Jessica Hynes
- Celeste Bisme-Lyons T’Nia Miller
- Bethany Bisme-Lyons Lydia West
- Ruby Bisme-Lyons - Jade Alleyne
- Lee Lyons - Callum Woolford
- Lincoln Lyons - Jett Moises, Aaron Ansari and Aiden Li
- Ralph Cousins - Dino Fetscher
- Viktor Goraya - Maxim Baldry
Years and Years spoilers
One night in 2019, politician Vivienne Rook (Emma Thompson) causes a scandal on live TV.
At the same time, the Lyons family is united, as Rosie (Ruth Madeley) gives birth to a son. Brothers Stephen (Rory Kinnear) and Daniel (Russell Tovey) gather at the bedside, with grandmother Muriel (Anne Reid), and they wonder what life will be like for little Lincoln…
Five years in the future, in the London of 2024, Stephen and Celeste (T’Nia Miller) worry about their daughter, Bethany (Lydia West), who declares herself as transhuman.
Back in Manchester, Daniel’s now married to Ralph (Dino Fetscher), but is falling for Ukrainian refugee Viktor Goraya (Maxim Baldry). When the Lyons gather for Muriel’s birthday they’re interrupted by a call from their missing sister, Edith (Jessica Hynes). But she brings extraordinary news, and life for the Lyons is about to change forever...
Pictured: Daniel (Russell Tovey), Ruby (Jade Alleyne), Edith (Jessica Hynes), Rosie (Ruth Madeley), Muriel (Anne Reid), Stephen (Rory Kinnear), Celeste (T'nia Miller), Bethany (Lydia West)