Crime producer Buccaneer Media has linked with Mission Impossible 2 actor Dougray Scott to launch a Scottish division.
Buccaneer Scotland will be based in Glasgow and aims “to promote Scottish voices and culture and bring original stories from the country’s best talent to a global audience.”
The business will be led by Buccaneer joint CEOs Tony Wood and Richard Tulk-Hart, together with Scott.
The new venture follows the launch of Crime, the Irvine Welsh novel adapted for BritBox in which Scott stars. It debut on the streamer from 18 November.
Scott said: “The idea of setting up a production company in Scotland comes from a desire simply to tell Scottish stories. I’ve been lucky enough to work all over the world and see life through many different eyes. My intention has always been to ultimately tell stories that derive from Scotland.
“Our stories travel effortlessly and resonate to every corner of the planet. We have so many similarities with all the nations of this world, but also a uniqueness that makes our tales ripe for telling, and also to be showcased everywhere.”
Wood added: “Authorship sits at the heart of Buccaneer and our intention has always been to promote voice. Scotland is home to two of the world’s great literary cities with a tradition of rooted, subversive, full throated roars. Buccaneer Scotland is designed to discover, nurture and take that voice to the global stage.”
Buccaneer, which was launched by Wood and Cineflix Media in 2013, was supported in the launch of its Scottish division by Creative Scotland.
The prodco recently revealed it is developing other Irvine Welsh novels for TV, including The Sex Lives Of Siamese Twins and Trainspotting sequel, The Blade Artist.