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Sneak Peek: Ian McKellen Previews His Vicious Insult Comedy's PBS Debut

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It will be one Vicious summer on PBS — and TVLine has an exclusive video in which two-time Academy Award nominee Ian McKellen previews his outrageous insult comedy, which has already aired in the UK but bows here Sunday at 10:30/9:30c.

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The British sitcom follows Freddie (played by McKellen, The Hobbit) and Stuart (Derek Jacobi, Last Tango in Halifax), a gay couple who’ve been living together for nearly 50 years, as they spend their retirement constantly bickering, entertaining guests and making sure their old dog Balthazar is still alive.

The series also stars Frances de la Tour (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) as their best friend Violet and Iwan Rheon (Game of Thrones) as Ash, their young upstairs neighbor.

Press PLAY to watch McKellen’s sneak peek and then hit the comments and tell us if you’ll be tuning in!

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