After the lawsuit against Netflix announced by the woman who supposedly inspired ‘My stuffed reindeer‘, the creator of one of the productions that has caused the most talk in recent months already has a new project. And it will not be for the same platform, but rather the new series by the Scottish comedian Richard Gadd will be produced by HBO and the British chain BBC.

As happened with the Netflix series that has launched him to international fame, although the classification of ‘based on real events’ may now cause him problems with lawsuits, Gadd will write and produce the fiction, provisionally titled ‘Lions’ and focused on a complex family relationship. In this case, instead of harassment and sexual abusethe plot will address the disagreements of two brothers across several decades.

One of them is Rubenwho will appear at his brother’s wedding Niall and will unleash a spiral of violence that will serve to analyze almost 40 years of their relationship, from the 1980s to the present. The series will cover the ups and downs between them from when they met as teenagers to their disagreement as adults, with all the good, bad, terrible, funny, angry and challenging moments along the way.

six episodes

As Max explains in a press release, the series, composed of six episodes“will capture the wild energy of a changing city (even a changing world) and attempt to get to the bottom of the difficult question… What does it mean to be a man?”

“Buying HBO DVDs of ‘The Sopranos’, ‘The Wire’ or ‘Oz’ and watching it from beginning to end were some of the happiest moments of my childhood. Since then, I have always dreamed of working with HBO and being part from their iconic list of series I am very grateful to. Francesca Orsi, Kara Buckley and Clint LaVigne for taking a risk with the series, and also to Ruben and Niall, who, despite having grown up in a Scottish town with no future, would be pinching themselves over this! “I can’t wait to get started,” Gadd said.

The direction will be carried out by Alexandra Brodski (‘Somewhere Boy’, ‘Rivals’) and Eshref Reybrouck (‘Ferry: The Series’ and ‘Cheyenne and Lola’).