Richard Gadd’s New Drama Series “Lions” Set in Glasgow to Be Co-Produced by HBO and BBC

Glasgow, Scotland – Richard Gadd, the creator of the acclaimed play “Baby Reindeer,” is venturing into television with a gripping new drama series titled “Lions.” HBO has partnered with the BBC to co-produce this six-episode series, which promises intense storytelling against the backdrop of Glasgow. Let’s dive into the details:

Synopsis: Brothers, Violence, and Decades Unraveled

  • The Plot: When Niall’s estranged “brother” Ruben unexpectedly appears at his wedding, it sets off a chain reaction of violence that unravels their lives. The series spans nearly forty years, from the 1980s to the present day, exploring the highs and lows of their relationship—from teenage meeting to adult falling out.
  • Glasgow’s Energy: The show captures the dynamic energy of a changing city, delving into the complexities of masculinity and brotherhood. What does it truly mean to be a man?

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Richard Gadd’s Dream Come True

Richard Gadd expressed his excitement about working with HBO: “Ordering an HBO box set of ‘The Sopranos,’ ‘The Wire,’ or ‘Oz’ and watching it from start to finish were some of the happiest moments of my childhood. Since then, it has always been a dream of mine to work with HBO and be part of their iconic roster of shows.”

“Lions” promises to be a compelling addition to the world of drama, and its Glasgow setting adds an extra layer of authenticity and intrigue.

By Ishan Crawford

Prior to the position, Ishan was senior vice president, strategy & development for Cumbernauld-media Company since April 2013. He joined the Company in 2004 and has served in several corporate developments, business development and strategic planning roles for three chief executives. During that time, he helped transform the Company from a traditional U.S. media conglomerate into a global digital subscription service, unified by the journalism and brand of Cumbernauld-media.

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