jessye romeo (Pennyworth), Nykeem Provo(Good), Idrissa Sanogo (Titans), Daniela Kharlamova (The boys), and Jonathan Langdon (Run the Burbs) Portrayed by the rebel masked band “The Hood”
Reinventing the classic tale created by Julien Christian Lutz pka Director X and written by chris robert set to air on Global in 2023
From Boat Rocker, Creative Rain, Eleventh Hour Films and Luti Media, the action drama films of the Toronto and Hamilton area
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TORONTO, June 13, 2022 /CNW/ – Following yesterday’s exclusive announcement at the Banff World Media Festival, Global confirms start of production and casting details for new original scripted series, Robyn Hood. With the start of filming June 20 in the Toronto and hamilton Region, Robyn Hood is produced by Boat Rocker, created by an innovative music video director and producer Julien Christian Lutz pka Director X (Superfly, Mister Tachyon), and written by award-winning screenwriter chris robert (Black Orphan, Frontier).
Slated to premiere on Global in the 2023 broadcast year, the contemporary reimagining in eight hour-long episodes of the Robin Hood legend follows the fearless heroine Robyn Loxley and anti-authoritarian masked hip-hop group, The Hood, as they speak out against injustice and fight for freedom and equality in the city of New Nottingham.
The heroic tale features an aspiring cast including:
- jessye romeo (Pennyworth) as Robyn Loxleyyoung rapper and frontman of The Hood
- Nykeem Provo (Goodlisten)) as Little John, Robyn’s bold right-hand man and member of The Hood
- Idrissa Sanogo (Titans) as Alan A. Dalethe charming music producer of The Hood
- Daniela Kharlamova (The boys) as Much, mechanical genius and lead singer of The Hood
- Jonathan Langdon (Run the Burbs) as Tuck, the eccentric hacker from The Hood
- Sydney Kuhne (Kim’s Convenience) as Marianne Fitzwaltera determined lawyer
- Ian Matthews (The Hardy Boys) as John Princea wealthy and wicked property tycoon in New Nottingham
- Kira Guloien (Murdoch Mysterieslisten)) as The Sheriff, a willful and corrupt sheriff who keeps a tight watch on New Nottingham
- Manuel Rodriguez-Saenz (black summer) as Guy Gisbournea ruthless criminal and rapper ringleader
- Lisa Michelle Cornelius (chucky) as an activist Tresie LoxleyRobyn’s mother
“With cameras ready to roll on Global’s all-new original scripted series Robyn Hoodwe look forward to collaborating with our talented production partners Boat Rocker, Creative Rain, Eleventh Hour Films and Luti Media, to bring this contemporary story to life,” said Lisa Godfrey, Vice President of Original Content, Corus Entertainment. “Powered by Julien Christian Lutz pka Director X’s passion for this raw and vibrant original concept, combined with the dynamic range of young actors chosen to play these captivating characters, viewers can expect to be blown away by this modern new series. »
Robyn Hood follows Robyn Loxley, a young woman whose masked hip-hop group, The Hood, is known for its inventive videos and anti-authoritarian message. She lives in Sherwood Towers, a community of rental high-rises in a working-class corner of New Nottingham, where the cost of living has skyrocketed, leaving an ever-widening gap between the rich and the rest.
When Robyn finds herself fighting for her home and her family against a local real estate developer John Prince and the Sheriff of New Nottingham, Robyn and her band The Hood decide to fight back, righting the wrongs of the corrupt elite to give back to the people.
Robyn Hood is produced by Boat Rocker in association with Corus Entertainment. The series is produced by Julien Christian Lutz pka Director X (Superfly, Mister Tachyon) for Creative Rain, chris robert (black orphan, Border), Kerry Appleyard (Orphan Black, X-Company) for rocking boat, Jill Green (alex ridermagpie killings) for Eleventh Hour Films, and Luti Fagbenle (Maxxx) for Luti Media, with Boat Rocker in charge of worldwide distribution. For Corus, Kathleen Meek is production manager; Rachel Nelson is Vice President, Original, Scripted, Factual and Children’s Content; Lisa Godfrey is Senior Vice President of Original Content and Corus Studios.
Global is a Corus entertainment network and is available through all major television distributors including: Shaw, Shaw Direct, Rogers, Bell, Videotron, Telus, Cogeco, Eastlink, SaskTel and STACKTV, available through Amazon Prime Video Channels, Rogers Ignite TV and Ignite SmartStream. The Global TV app is available on iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Samsung Smart TVs, Roku streaming players, Roku TV™ models, and watch.globaltv.com.
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About Corus Entertainment Inc.
Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that develops and delivers premium brands and content to platforms for audiences around the world. Engaging audiences since 1999, the company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings includes 33 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a suite of digital and streaming assets, animation software , technologies and multimedia services. Corus is an internationally recognized creator and distributor of content through Nelvana, a world-class animation studio expert in all formats, and Corus Studios, a globally recognized producer of best-selling scripted and unscripted content. The company also owns innovative full-service social digital agency so.da, lifestyle entertainment company Kin Canada, leading 2D animation software provider Toon Boom and children’s book publisher, Kids Can Press. Corus’ list of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, Magnolia Network Canada, The HISTORY® Channel, Showcase, Adult Swim, National Geographic, Disney Channel Canada, YTV, Global News, Globalnews .ca, Q107, Country 105 and CFOX, as well as widely distributed Canadian broadcast platforms STACKTV, Nick+, the Global TV app and Curiouscast. For more information visit www.corusent.com
About Boat Rocker
Boat Rocker (TSX: BRMI) is the home of creative visionaries. An independent and integrated global entertainment company, Boat Rocker aims to tell stories and build iconic brands across all genres and mediums. With offices worldwide, Boat Rocker’s creative and business capabilities include scripted, unscripted, and children’s and family television production, distribution, brand and franchise management, world-class animation studio and talent management through Untitled Entertainment. A selection of Boat Rocker projects include: Invasion (AppleTV+), black orphan (BBC AMERICA, CTV Sci-Fi Channel), Expensive…(AppleTV+), Billie Eilish: The world is a bit blurry (AppleTV+), The next step (BBC, family channel, CBC), Bewitched Daniel (Netflix) and dinosaur ranch (Disney+, Disney Junior, Radio-Canada). For more information, visit www.boatrocker.com.
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