Robin Hood series 'Sherwood' headed to the CW

It looks like bows and arrows are working wonders for the CW. The freshman series Arrow, based on the bow-weilding DC superhero Green Arrow, is the network's highest-rated drama this season, and is almost certainly a lock for a second season come the fall. Looking to build upon that success, apparently, the CW has given the go-ahead for a new pilot script -- this time, based upon legendary arrow-flinger Robin Hood. 

The script, called 'Sherwood,' is different from 'Arrow' in several key ways, most notably in that it's female-centric, rather than male-centric. Don't worry, there's no gender-bending of famous characters here -- the story reportedly will follow a young noblewoman who joins forces with Robin Hood to free her serf boyfriend from imprisonment. Sounds riveting. 

This pilot is likely being considered for the 2013-2014 season. The script is being written by Tze Chun (Cashmere Mafia). Dan Jinks, executive producer of the recently cancelled CW series Emily Owens, M.D., will executive produce this one. 

What do you think? Would you like to see this famous legend retold on the CW? 

Personally, we're just worried people will get its title confused with that other Sher- show. 


- Arrow
- Tze Chun
- CW

Written by: mcpherson
Dec 20th, 2012, 9:44 pm

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