Writer/director Tze Chun, the filmmaker behind the indie dramas Children of Invention and the forthcoming Eye of Winter, is writing a new television take on the Robin Hood legend for the CW network: CW Developing Robin Hood Drama.
Sherwood is described as "an hourlong period drama with a female slant." According to the Hollywood Reporter, the show will follow a young noble woman who joins Robin Hood and his Merry Men:
Sherwood, which has received a script commitment at the network, is set in 1072 England and revolves around a young noblewoman who sets out to free her serf boyfriend, who has been wrongfully imprisoned by ruthless Norman occupiers. Seeing help from the vanished Robin of Locksley, she inadvertently reunites -- and joins -- the fabled Robin Hood and his Merry Men, inspiring new hope for the oppressed people of Nottingham.Sherwood is not to be confused with NBC's Robin Hood project, also in the works. Hood re-imagines the legendary hero as an Iraq War veteran-turned-outlaw in upstate New York. I'm just happy to see a talented buy like Tze get some work. Hope this gets picked up.