'Dracula' creator Cole Haddon is working on a Robin Hood TV revamp for BBC America. 'Nottingham' will reinvent the Hood mythology, with Robin Hood and the Sheriff of Nottingham revealed as the same person, says Deadline.
When his wife is killed by King John's Men, the Sheriff takes on the alias of Robin to secretly wage war on the Crown.
Haddon will script the project, while the companies behind The Blacklist - Sony Pictures TV and Davis Entertainment - will produce.
A little bit more about the project:
Described as a soapy class drama, Nottingham centers on the
Sheriff of Nottingham whose wife is killed by King John's men. When nobody is brought to justice, the Sheriff launches a one-man war against the Crown. By day, he remains the reviled Sheriff, loyal servant of the King, but by night he puts on a hood and, using the intelligence he gains from his office, attacks the King where it hurts the most - his coffers. As Robin Hood, he systematically raids the King's men, his noble loyalists and political allies, giving the spoils to the starving peasantry and starting a rebellion that will change England forever.
It's an interesting premise, and I'm a sucker for a good period drama. That being said, my favorite part of the Robin Hood story is the battle between the do-gooder and the villainous sheriff. Nottingham could be a difficult sell to those that are used to having their mythological characters delineated into 'good' and 'bad.'
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Sounds interesting. A guy who plays good and bad huh?