Neil Patrick Harris Joins ‘80s AIDS Drama

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Lets hear it for the boys.

Neil Patrick Harris has become the latest cast member to sign on to Russell T. Davies’ upcoming series which examines the AIDS epidemic during the ‘80s.

Titled Boys, the five-part drama follows the lives of three friends who move to London at the beginning of the decade and the impact which the disease has on their lives as wells that of their loved ones.

Stephen Fry, Olly Alexander, Keeley Hawes, Tracy Ann Oberman, Shaun Dooley, Omari Douglas, Callum Scott Howells, and Lydia West are already set to star, with Patrick Harris being the most recent addition.

“I’m so pleased, and incredibly proud, to be a part of Russell T Davies’ new series,” he said. “This drama, Boys, is two things: it is an irresistible, funny, jubilant story of young people discovering their true identities and the unalloyed joy of living life to the fullest, it is also a deeply resonant exploration of a decade when so many of these lives were cut short by the devastating effects of the nascent AIDS pandemic. Russell’s scripts chart the highs and lows of this time so beautifully and deftly, it’s an honour to help tell this story.”

Boys is scheduled to broadcast in 2020.