Sir Ian, who plays Gandalf in The Hobbit, will star with Derek Jacobi in Vicious Old Queens, a new sitcom about an elderly homosexual couple living together in London’s Covent Garden, reports The British Comedy Guide.
The series of six 30-minute episodes has been written by Gary Janetti, a former writer and executive producer of hit American sitcoms Will & Grace and Family Guy. It should be broadcast next April.
An ITV source said,
“No one can quite believe ITV have managed to get Sir Ian on board. Brit stars don’t get much bigger than him. It’s a great coup for ITV to get these two.”