Baby Reindeer star Richard Gadd's next project confirmed

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27 Jun 2024, 17:05

Baby Reindeer's Richard Gadd

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Baby Reindeer has left its footsteps on the small screen and now Richard Gadd is moving on to his next big project alongside streaming giant HBO.

The actor and comedian, who was behind the smash Netflix hit based on his own stalking nightmare, is joining forces with the American powerhouse and the BBC for an upcoming six-part drama called Lions.

A synopsis reads: "When Niall's estranged 'brother' Ruben shows up at his wedding, it leads to an explosion of violence that catapults us back through their lives.



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Richard Gadd

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"Spanning almost forty years from the 1980s to the present day, this ambitious series will cover the highs and lows of the brothers' relationship, from them meeting as teenagers to their falling out as adults – with all the good, bad, terrible, funny, angry, and challenging moments along the way.

"It will capture the wild energy of a changing city - a changing world, even - and try to get to the bottom of the difficult question."

HBO Drama boss Kara Buckley confirmed: “We are tremendously excited to partner with the BBC and Richard Gadd, whose remarkable talent continues to make waves across the globe.

"With this new, gripping and evocative series, we are proud to welcome Richard to the HBO family.”

Baby Reindeer

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Gadd said: “Ordering an HBO boxset 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.

"I am so grateful to Francesca Orsi, Kara Buckley and Clint LaVigne for taking this chance on the show and on Ruben and Niall too who – despite growing up in a dead-end Scottish town – would be absolutely pinching themselves at this. I cannot wait to get started.”

Lindsay Salt, Director of BBC Drama, added: “We are delighted that HBO are joining us to bring Richard Gadd’s exquisite Lions scripts to the screen. This is bold, brilliant, one-of-a-kind storytelling and we can’t wait for viewers to see it.”