The creator of BABY REINDEER is developing a new series for the BBC called LIONS

I don’t know if you’ve seen the Netflix stalker drama Little reindeer yet, but it’s a great show! It’s a fascinating story that has so many layers, and it’s such a well-made yet heartbreaking show.

Little reindeer was created by Riccardo Gaddand has another series in development at the BBC titled Lionswhich also looks interesting.

The BBC revealed the news that Gadd wrote and created the show, which is set and filmed in and around Glasgow, Scotland.

In Lions“When Niall’s ‘brother’ Ruben shows up at his wedding, an explosion of violence erupts that throws us back through their lives.

” Spanning nearly forty years, from the 1980s to the present, this ambitious series will cover the highs and lows of the brothers’ relationship, from their meeting as teenagers to their falling out as adults – with all the good, the bad, the terrible, the funny, angry and thought-provoking moments along the way.

“He will capture the wild energy of a changing city – even a changing world – and try to get to the bottom of the difficult question… What does it mean to be a man?”

Gadd said in a statement: “When I started talking about this project with the wonderful Tally Garner and Morven Reid, it was love at first sight. For them, at least. I have maintained a purely professional approach. I am absolutely thrilled to be working with in bringing Ruben and Niall to the screen alongside Lindsay Salt, Gaynor Holmes and the incredible team at the BBC.”

He added: “It’s a dream come true to be part of such a historic broadcaster with a reputation for bringing the best comedy and drama (and comedy-drama for that matter) to our screens. A dream that will likely fade away when it comes to tight writing deadlines and rainy days filming on the streets of Glasgow. Just kidding.

He continued: “I have never been happier to work on anything in my life and I would like to thank Tally, Morven and Gaynor for everything, as well as the inimitable Lindsay Salt who has always been my biggest champion and to whom I always have a great debt of gratitude.”

Tally Garnerexecutive producer for Mam Tor Productions, says: “My fellow executive Morven Reid and I are incredibly excited to embark on the journey to make the extraordinarily talented Richard Gadd’s new show.

Garner continued, “Richard has the rare gift of creating characters that challenge your senses while stealing your heart, and in Ruben and Niall he has created something very special. We can’t wait to see how director Alexandra Brodski brings them to life. A huge thank you to the wonderful Lindsay Salt and Gaynor Holmes for their tireless support and for allowing Ruben and Niall to steal their hearts too.

Lindsay SaleDirector of BBC Drama, says: “Richard Gadd’s hugely imaginative and unique exploration of Niall, Ruben and their intertwined lives is bold, brilliant storytelling that will make you sit up and lean in. This is a relationship you’ve never seen before and we can’t wait to tell it in six surprising, moving, funny and highly original episodes.”

Louise ThorntonHead of Commissioning for BBC Scotland, says: “We are delighted to be working with our colleagues at the BBC and Screen Scotland on this truly innovative drama.”

He added: “Richard’s writing for stage and screen has always been visceral, dynamic and captivating and Lions’ youthful exploration of modern masculinity is sexy, sad and shocking in equal measure.

“BBC Scotland is always on the lookout for distinctive talent and projects to support and with the Lions we have come on board with something very special.”

Kieran HanniganHead of Scripted at Screen Scotland: “We are incredibly excited to support this brilliant new show, Richard is an amazing and compelling talent and it’s fantastic that he is collaborating with the wonderful team at Mam Tor and the BBC.”

Even though the series is in development for the BBC, I’m sure it will end up on Netflix.

by Joey Paur
Source: Geek Tyrant

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