New Robin Hood series in development

News Louisa Mellor 12 Feb 2014 - 08:14
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. A 1991 hit...

The creator of NBC's Dracula, Cole Haddon, is developing a new Robin Hood series for BBC America. You're going to want to hear this...

Though in general, we here try to reserve judgement until seeing a finished product, there are some TV show premises that, no matter how you frame them, sound as if they've been conceived by Donald Kaufman in Adaptation

To wit, BBC America is developing a new version of the Robin Hood story called Nottingham. The twist? The Sheriff of Nottingham and his nemesis Robin Hood are the same person. We kid you not. That's the pitch.

Cole Haddon, the creator of NBC's recently concluded Dracula (read our spoiler-filled reviews here) is the driving force behind the project. Here's how Deadline described the concept:

"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."

Must reserve judgement. Must reserve judgement. Must. Reserve. Judgement.

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