What better time for a Robin Hood reboot!
Deadline is reporting that BBC America is bringing another Robin Hood television series to our screens but with a spin; by day he's actually the Sheriff of Nottingham, by night he's the dashing man in tights famous for taking from the rich and giving to the poor.
Here's how the updated story being scripted by Dracula writer Cole Haddon plays out -
"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. Until now, the Sheriff of Nottingham has always been depicted as a villain, most famously portrayed by the great Alan Rickman in the 1991 feature Prince Of Thieves "