Leeds’ 4Studio develops It’s A Sin companion show

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by Stephen Chapman

4Studio has developed a companion show to run alongside Russell T Davies’ new drama, It’s A Sin.

It’s a Sin: After Hours is the first production from the Leeds-based development team and will air on social media, following linear broadcasts of the 5-part drama.

The 15-minute programmes will explore issues raised by the show, and feature cast members and special guests, including Olly Alexander, Stephen Fry, Nathaniel Hall, Clara Amfo, Munroe Bergdorf, Jade Thirlwall, David Furnish and Neil Patrick Harris.

They are hosted by Kemah Bob and will run on YouTube, Snapchat, Facebook and IGTV.

“We’re really delighted that the first production originated from the new 4Studio development team is a companion to such a landmark Channel 4 drama,” said 4Studio’s Digital Content Director Janine Smith.

“There’s so much to talk about in the show – it definitely leaves you wanting more. Alongside the gossip and chat fans will be craving, It’s A Sin: After Hours also gets to add much more depth and context around HIV and AIDS, the stigmas faced by the LGBTQ+ community at the time and the good news stories and huge progress made in treating the disease now.”

The shows are being produced by London-based Spirit Studios.

“I’m thrilled to have made It’s A Sin: After Hours. It’s is an incredible series with issues that need discussing, which aligns so well with the work we do at Spirit to drive change for the better. I’m also very excited to see it launch across Channel 4’s social platforms, where the conversation can be continued with the fans of the show,” added Matt Campion, Spirit’s founder and Creative Director.

It’s A Sin is made by Red Production Co.