Douglas Stuart is adapting his bestselling Booker Prize-winning novel Shuggie Bain into a television series.
The debut novel is set in 1980s Glasgow and is about a young boy growing up amid addiction and poverty.
The story, which won the Booker Prize in 2020, was inspired by Stuart’s own childhood in Thatcher-years Glasgow and is described as a powerful portrayal of a working-class family.
Stuart said: “I am deeply grateful to the BBC and A24 for their belief in Shuggie Bain.
“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.”
Filming for the series is set to take place in Scotland with more details to be announced in due course.
Gaynor Holmes, commissioning editor for BBC Drama said: “Shuggie Bain is an extraordinary novel, with all the makings of extraordinary television. It’s a real honour to be working with the immensely talented Douglas Stuart to bring his vision to the BBC.”