Emma Thompson to Star in HBO Limited Series ‘Years & Years’

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Emma Thompson to Star in HBO Limited Series ‘Years & Years’
Emma Thompson has been cast to star in “Years & Years” from writer Russell T. Davies, it was announced Thursday. The six-part limited series is a Red Production Company production, in co-production with HBO, BBC One and Canal+.

Here’s the logline for the series: “As Britain is rocked by unstable political, economic and technological advances, we follow the Lyons family as their complex lives converge on one crucial night in 2019. Then, over the next 15 years, the twists and turns of everyday life are explored as we find out if this ordinary family could ever change the world.”

Thompson will play 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.

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