BBC America reimagines Robin Hood: 'Nottingham' blurs line between hero and villain
BBC America already has a new version of "The Three Musketeers" debuting this year, and now the network is taking its own spin on the classic "Robin Hood" tale.
Per Deadline, BBC America is creating a new series called "Nottingham" based on the story of Robin Hood. Except in this case, it's the villainous Sheriff of Nottingham who is both the villain and the hooded vigilante Robin Hood.
Described as a "'Game of Thrones' reinvention of the classic mythology" (likely they were inspired by this), the project comes from "Dracula" creator Cole Haddon. He is currently writing the series, which will be the first time the Sheriff of Nottingham will be depicted as a hero.
This is how Deadline explains the series' premise:
"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."
Are you intrigued by this new take on "Robin Hood"?