(Rochester, New York) – WXXI is pleased to bring the British sitcom Vicious to the schedule in June. The six-part series, starring Ian McKellen (The Lord of the Rings) and Derek Jacobi (The King’s Speech) premieres Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 10:30 p.m. on WXXI-TVVicious tells the story of partners Freddie (McKellen) and Stuart (Jacobi), who have lived together in a small central London flat for nearly 50 years.

Constantly picking each other apart and holding on to petty slights for decades, Freddie and Stuart are always at each other’s throats, cracking snide remarks aimed at the other’s age, appearance and flaws. However, underneath their vicious, co-dependent fighting, they have a deep love for one another. Freddie and Stuart are often joined by feisty best friend Violet (Frances de la Tour, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) and Ash, (Iwan Rheon, Game of Thrones) their young, upstairs neighbor.

Gary Janetti (Will & Grace, Family Guy) is the Creator, Showrunner, and Executive Producer of Vicious, which is also produced by Gary Reich, known for Uncle David (2010), Dan Clark's Guide to Dating (2006) and Dan Clark's Guide to Working (2007).

Pictured: Ian McKellen as Freddie and Derek Jacobi as Stuart.
Credit: Courtesy of ITV / Brown Eyed Boy Limited 2013 



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