A British actress best known for playing a trans woman on Coronation Street will be starring in a new gay drama.
Julie Hesmondhalgh, who left the long-running soap earlier this year, will star in Russell T Davies new series Cucumber.
The man who created Queer As Folk will be writing the new drama focusing on gay life in the 21st century.
It will focus on 46-year-old Henry, played by The Thick Of It star Vincent Franklin, and his boyfriend Lance, played by The Bill’s Cyril Nri.
After a disastrous date night, Henry’s life changes forever.