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HBO & Emma Thompson Join Russell T Davies’ Dystopian Family Drama ‘Years & Years’

HBO and Emma Thompson have come on board Russell T Davies’ dystopian family drama Years & Years.

The show, which was originally commissioned by BBC One and produced by Happy Valley firm Red Production Company, has set Harry Potter and Love Actually star Thompson in the lead role of Vivienne Rook, an outspoken celebrity turned political figure whose controversial opinions divide the nation. She’s a new breed of politician, an entertainer, a rebel, a trickster, and her rise to power leads us into an unknown future.

Thompson will be joined by Spectre star Rory Kinnear, who plays Stephen Lyons, a financial advisor and the family’s peacekeeper who is married to Celeste, played by Marcella’s T’Nia Miller, an ambitious and opinionated accountant. Quantico’s Russell Tovey plays Daniel Lyons, a hard-working housing officer and Stephen’s brother. Their sister, Edith, played by Paddington 2’s Jessica Hynes, is radical,

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