Wednesday, October 31, 2012
ITV Comissions Vicious Old Queens
Yes, of all the stations to commission a gay themed comedy, it seems that ITV are stepping into the fray with both Derek Jacobi and Ian McKellan starring as elderly couple in the show that's being titled, Vicious Old Queens.
The show will centre on both McKellen and Jacobi's characters living in Convent Garden and will run for 6 half hour long episodes and has been written by Gary Janetti, whose other credits include both Will & Grace and Family Guy.
Originally, Vicious Old Queens was intended as a one-off for SkyArts but it seems that the concept was strong enough to be made into a series. Here's hoping it's a good one for ITV1 because the casting is certainly a great coup for them already.
Press Release: http://www.comedy.co.uk/news/story/00000952/itv_gay_sitcom_jacobi_mckellen_vicious_old_queens/
Vicious Old Queens will air on ITV1 from April 2013.