Tag: Scotland

BBC to Make Series of Short Films Based on 27-Year-Old Author’s Stories

Chris McQueer is an interesting author. The twenty-seven-year-old Scottish author was initially reluctant to try and publish his works, until he began sharing his work via Twitter to showcase on the internet. His surreal, strange works that put hilarious, fantasy-like spins on real life, such as Hings and Here We Fucking GoThese collections of stories focus on different casts of characters, from the mundane to the insane, all funny and complete nonsense at the same time. The anthology tales have drawn comparisons to Black Mirror or The Twilight Zone, drawing much fan attention and critical praise. Chris McQueer has an active social media presence, building his stories via interactions on the internet and often has themes revolving around the tenants of modern life.

 

Image Via Amazon

In an exciting development, according to GlasgowLive has revealed that the BBC will be adapting McQueer’s stories into a series of short films. Debuting on May 9th on iPlayer, the short films will include adaptations of numerous stories he’s written for his anthology stories and works he’s created for social media. Wild and quirky, the stories should prove interesting for the BBC’s lineup, considering the BBC itself expressed some trepidation in adapting McQueer’s works due to their surreal nature. But considering the quality of McQueer’s works, they should prove great to watch if nothing else! McQueer is quite excited about the project and has expressed he hopes to continue his career into television and film.

Are you excited?

 

 

Featured Image Via GlasgowTimes 

‘Game of Thrones’ Releases Exclusive Single-Malt Whiskies!

Are you starved for Game of Thrones content? Parched, perhaps? Well, until the final season comes out, you can quench your thirst on some new, Game of Thrones themed whiskies! According to Men’s Journal, HBO has teamed up with Johnnie Walker brand Diego to create eight bottles of special-edition whiskey. The first seven correspond to the notable Houses of Game of Thrones, while the last one is an all black version representing the Night’s Watch. HBO has previously teamed up with breweries to make drinks such as ‘Queen of the Seven Kingdoms’ and ‘King of the North’. They even produced a White Walker themed drink, which no doubt has quite the kick to it.

The eight whiskies from Game of Thrones winery

Image Via Men’s Journal

The different whiskies were brewed at different Scottish distilleries, each corresponding to the countries of the GOT’s universe. The aim was to brew the drinks to be as close to the fictional lands they hail from as possible, with the added flair of Scottish character into the mix. The bottles are available now and while we wait for the upcoming new season, you can binge the first seven seasons, with one of these cups in hand. Which bottle would you choose? House Stark? House Targaryen? Let us know in the comments!

Featured Image Via Variety