Theatre, Film and TV  |  Feb 18, 2021

It's A Sin is released in the US on HBO Max and breaks records for Channel 4

The critically acclaimed series from Russell T Davies is released on US screens via HBO Max on Thursday 18th February. It was directed and executive produced by Peter Hoar and stars Olisa Odele as Cassius Chukwu.

The five-part drama aired on Channel 4 in the UK last month to an incredible number of glowing 5* reviews and has broken streaming records for Channel 4 – having accumulated over 6.5 million views on All 4 in its first week, it is the streaming service’s biggest ever instant box set, while the first episode has become All 4's most popular drama launch on record.

Praise for the series:

‘A poignant masterpiece’ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ – The Guardian

‘The show is directed with energy by Peter Hoar’
‘A drama that radiates joy’ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ – The Telegraph

‘Wonderful, a hedonistic, mischievous, perfectly engineered piece of comedy drama’ – The Times

‘A joyous, gleeful, rambunctious watch, shot through with historical experience and period perfection’ – Observer

‘Part of this moving and excellent series’s power comes from how brutally it lays out the story we know is inexorably coming.’
‘propulsive, galvanizing, even joyous.’ – The New York Times

‘This is a powerful, emotional, entertaining and educational ride…all underscored by glossy, cinematic direction from Peter Hoar.’ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ – Attitude

‘It’s a Sin feels authentically retro’ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ – NME

‘Uplifting and devastating’
‘It’s even-handed and kind and evokes sympathy for its characters even while depicting what now seems like unconscionable cruelty or stupidity’ ★ ★ ★ ★ – Evening Standard

‘A reminder to find joy in the scariest times’ ★ ★ ★ ★ – Independent

‘A joyful, sexy opener with hints of the heartbreak to come…it was worth the wait’ ★ ★ ★ ★ – Radio Times

‘This unsparing yet sentimental cocktail of ingredients…goes down perfectly’ ★ ★ ★ ★ – Rolling Stone

‘equally bittersweet and compelling TV’