Filming for a new BBC drama is set to take place in Glasgow.

Lions, which will be an original six-part series, will be set and filmed across the city.

The show, which is written and created by the multi-award-winning writer and performer Richard Gadd, will follow 'two men across the decades'.

Hinting at the plot of the new series, the BBC says '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'.

The ambitious series will cover the 'highs and lows' of the brothers' relationship, from them meeting as teens to their falling out as adults.

Richard Gadd, creator and writer of the show said:  "When I first started talking about this project with the wonderful Tally Garner and Morven Reid, it was love at first sight.

"For them, anyway. I kept it purely professional.

"I am absolutely thrilled to be working with them in bringing Ruben and Niall to the screen alongside Lindsay Salt, Gaynor Holmes, and the incredible BBC team.

"It is 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 which will likely wear off when it comes to tight writing deadlines and rainy shooting days on the streets of Glasgow. Just joking.

"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 will always owe a great debt of gratitude."

Tally Garner, executive producer for Mam Tor Productions, added: "My fellow executive Morven Reid and I are unbelievably excited to be embarking on the journey of making the extraordinarily multi-talented Richard Gadd's new show.

"Richard has that rare gift of creating characters who challenge your senses while stealing your heart, and in Ruben and Niall, he has created something very special.

"We can't wait to watch as director Alexandra Brodski brings them to life. Enormous thanks to the wonderful Lindsay Salt and Gaynor Holmes for their tireless support, and for allowing Ruben and Niall to steal their hearts too."

Meanwhile, Lindsay Salt, Director of BBC Drama, says: "Richard Gadd's hugely imaginative, one-of-a-kind exploration of Niall, Ruben, and their intertwining lives is bold and brilliant storytelling that will make you sit up and lean in.

"This is a relationship you really haven’t seen before, and we can't wait to unpack it across six surprising, moving, funny, highly original episodes."

Louise Thornton, Head of Commissioning for BBC Scotland, says: “We’re delighted to be working with our BBC colleagues and Screen Scotland on this truly innovative drama.

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

"BBC Scotland is always looking for distinctive talent and projects to support and in Lions we’ve come on board with something very special.”

And Kieran Hannigan, Head of Scripted at Screen Scotland: “We are incredibly excited to be supporting this brilliant new show, Richard is an extraordinary and compelling talent and it’s fantastic that he is teaming up with the wonderful team at Mam Tor and the BBC.”

The new show has been commissioned by the BBC and is being made by Mam Tor Productions for BBC One, BBC Scotland, and BBC iPlayer.