HBO Max Picks Up Russell T Davies’ 1980s AIDS Drama ‘Boys’

  • The Wrap
HBO Max has picked up U.S. streaming rights to the 1980s-set AIDS drama “Boys” from Russell T. Davies, the streamer announced on Tuesday.

The five-part period drama “charts the emotional journey of five friends during the 1980s, a decade in which everything changed, most notably with the rise of AIDS,” according to HBO Max. The show’s cast includes Olly Alexander, Nathaniel Curtis, Shaun Dooley, Omari Douglas, Stephen Fry, Neil Patrick Harris, Keeley Hawes, Callum Scott Howells, Tracy Ann Oberman, and Lydia West.

Filming on the project is currently underway, with the series set to debut in the U.K.’s Channel 4 in 2020.

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Davies serves as writer and executive producer on “Boys,” which hails from Red Production Company. Peter Hoar is directing and Phil Collinson serves as producer. Red’s Nicola Shindler also
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