Years and Years just debuted, but will it have a second season? Recently, creator Russell T. Davies spoke with Variety about the future of the HBO TV show.
The drama series centers on family members whose lives converge one night in 2019, as political, economic, and technological advances send Britain reeling. The cast includes Emma Thompson, Anne Reid, Rory Kinnear, Jessica Hynes, Russell Tovey, Ruth Madeley, T’Nia Miller, Dino Fetscher, Lydia West, Jade Alleyne, and Maxim Baldry.
No, I knew I had six hours, and I put everything I had into six hours. If they drove to my house with a truck of gold to do more episodes, I would just say no. I’ve moved on, and I am working on a new job for next year. And we only got that cast because they came onboard for six episodes with none of them optioned right from the start. That’s how we got them, to be honest. Each one of them — Rory [Kinnear], Russell [Tovey], Jessica [Hynes] — they could all lead shows in their own rights, so to get all of them on the same show was extraordinary, but that was all because they came onboard just to do six episodes.”
What do you think? Did you watch the premiere of Years and Years? Will you keep watching?