A24 and the BBC are teaming up on Shuggie Bain, Douglas Stuart’s TV adaptation of his 2020 Booker Prize-winning novel.
Set in the course of the Nineteen Eighties in Thatcher-era Glasgow and based mostly on Stuart’s childhood, Shuggie Bain is billed as a “powerful portrayal of a working-class family,” delving right into a story of alcoholism, sexuality, delight and love as an effeminate boy struggling to slot in appears to be like to look after his beloved mom as she battles with alcoholism.
“I am deeply grateful to the BBC and A24 for their belief in Shuggie Bain,” mentioned Stuart. “I’m thrilled to bring the Bain family to the screen and the opportunity to expand on my novel and to bring new threads to the story, exploring hardships and struggles as well as the compassion, humour and resilience that is so central to the Scottish spirit.”
The collection marks the most recent U.Ok. undertaking for A24 after it made two main London hires final yr, poaching each the BBC’s head of movie and head of drama, because it sought to beef up its worldwide operations.
Shuggie Bain is written by Stuart and shall be government produced by A24 and Gaynor Holmes, the BBC’s drama commissioning editor. The collection is being produced and distributed internationally by A24. Filming will happen in Scotland and additional particulars shall be introduced sooner or later.
“Shuggie Bain is an extraordinary novel, with all the makings of extraordinary television,” mentioned Holmes. “It’s a real honor to be working with the immensely talented Douglas Stuart to bring his vision to the BBC.”