Sir Ian McKellen is set to play gay in
an upcoming British television series.
McKellen will star opposite Sir Derek
Jacobi in the sitcom Vicious Old Queens, a comedy about an
elderly gay couple living in Covent Garden, The
British Comedy Guide reported. Both Jacobi and McKellen
are gay in real life.
Vicious Old Queens will be 6
30-minute episodes set to air on ITV. It is written by Gary Janetti,
a former writer and executive producer of the Fox animated series
Family Guy and NBC's Will
The British show is set to premiere in
April of next year. There are currently no plans to broadcast the
series in the United States.
McKellen calls being closeted “choking” a part of yourself.)