FORMAT: 1-hour TV drama
LENGTH: 10 episodes – 5 seasons (projected)
GENRE: Fantasy drama
AESTHETIC: Gritty, contemporary, urban
STATUS: Pilot script complete
Nottingham’s golden girl returns from war bearing the enhanced seeds that could save her famine-stricken homeland. Thwarted by a cruel regime and tormented by guilt, she’ll do anything to save her people, even risk unleashing a curse that could destroy them all.
Now more than ever, the people of Nottingham need their Champion
Our flagship project HOOD is inspired by the well-known Robin Hood legend, but set in a contemporary, alternate world where magic exists and climate change has already caused catastrophic food shortages and social upheaval. The TV series at the centre of this multimedia project portrays morally grey, flawed characters, far removed from the old family-friendly archetypes. With a female Robyn, LGBTQ+ relationships, and topical issues of climate change and wealth inequality, this is a Robin Hood for the 21st century. After all, there’s never been a better time to take from the rich to give to the poor.
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Nottingham. A city in crisis. A city starving. With the King lost, presumed dead, to the folly of a far-off war against a land of magic wielders, the crown now sits with King John, whose increasingly autocratic laws are enforced with brutal efficiency by the head of his secret police, the city’s Sheriff. Outside the city walls, amid the creaking decay of failing farms and abandoned industry, Will Scarlett’s insurrectionists are a band of the angry and dispossessed with a talent for blowing things up. Visionless, their leader obsessed by personal vendetta, their failure is inevitable.
But there is hope. For, against all expectation, Robyn Loxley is returning to a home she will barely recognise. Robyn Loxley, the People’s Champion, beloved of the masses. Robyn Loxley, who always stood for justice and fairness and equality. Robyn Loxley, the best marksmen in East Mercia, who never backs down from a fight. She is the city’s hope. With her, she carries the seeds of its salvation.
But seven years of war and imprisonment have taken their toll. This is no longer the Robyn who left, the Robyn that the people of Nottingham think they know. She has returned but she is not alone, and with her she carries not only the seeds of salvation, but also of the city’s destruction.
Hidden agendas, unlikely alliances, supernatural forces, and family drama weave in and out of this reimagining of Robin Hood and his famous band of outlaws.
Please, scroll through our Pitch Deck below to experience more about our world, the characters and the story of HOOD!
Storyboards by Emma Blackburn