PBS Acquires British Comedy ‘Vicious’ Starring Sir Ian McKellen

PBS has acquired the hit ITV comedy Vicious starring Sir Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi as a couple who have lived together in a flat for nearly 50 years. Deadline broke the news that the comedy about the loving, but argumentative duo will be making its way to American shores in 2014.

Vicious comes from Will & Grace executive producer Derek Janetti, and drew a sizable enough audience in the U.K. to garner a second season pick-up. The first season consists of six episodes and also stars Frances de la Tour (Harry Potter) and Iwan Rheon (Game of Thrones, Misfits).

The series is set to begin airing on PBS in 2014.