Russell T Davies filming in Manchester


New drama series Years and Years, written by Russell T Davies, is filming on location in Manchester with Emma Thompson and Jessica Hynes among the cast.

The story follows the Lyons family as individual lives converge on an important night in 2019, before charting their lives over a period of 15 years and exploring how the family impacts the world. 

Rory Kinnear, Ruth Madeley, T’Nia Miller, Anne Reid and Russell Tovey star alongside Thompson and Hynes.

Years and Years is produced by Red Production Company (part of StudioCanal) and marks the ninth collaboration between the firm and Davies.

“No other writer could have written such an original, important and entertaining state-of-the-nation drama, with a family at its centre that an audience will want to spend time with,” says Nicola Shindler, CEO of StudioCanal UK and executive producer for Red Production Company. “I’m thrilled a cast of this calibre will bring them to life.”

Davies is also an executive producer on Years and Years, along with Shindler and Michaela Fereday for Red, Lucy Richer for the BBC and Simon Cellan Jones, who also directs. 

Red Production Company is also currently filming a second series of medical drama Trust Me on location in Scotland for the BBC. The firm’s upcoming slate includes TV adaptations of Neil Gaiman’s fantasy novel Anansi Boys and Henry James’ Portrait of a Lady, both of which are in development.   


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