It’s a Sin is a new show launching on Channel 4 in the UK where Olly Alexander – the singer of the band – is one of the main characters of the show.
Olly plays the role of the main character – Ritchie – an aspiring actor who decided to move to London to get a better life, but falls into a spiral of hedonism that will lead him and his friends to experience unexpected and very difficult situations.
It’s a Sin – which is written by Russel T. Davies – famous for being the creator of Queer As Folk, explores and follows the lives of a group of gay men in the 80’s, in a London hardly hit by the HIV/AIDS crisis and the deaths of thousands of people linked to the LGBT+ community all around the world.
This song is a slowered cover of Pet Shop Boys’s hit “It’s a Sin”.
In an Instagram post the group said: “To celebrate the launch of It’s A Sin tonight, we are excited to share our own version of the song #ItsASin by our faves the @petshopboys. A portion of the proceeds for this release will be donated to @georgehousetrust – an important charity that have been providing HIV support, advice and advocacy services to improve health outcomes since 1985. Go check them out and hope u enjoy the song.”
It’s A Sin Premiere will be aired tonight, 22nd January 2021 on Channel 4 at 9:00 pm.