The CW Developing Robin Hood Drama 'Sherwood'

12/20/2012 11:46 pm ET

The CW is doubling down on its archery fixation by developing a Robin Hood drama. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the network has given a script commitment to "Sherwood," to be written by "Cashmere Mafia's" Tze Chun.

The period piece is reportedly set in 1072 England, and will feature a young noblewoman on a quest to free her peasant boyfriend from imprisonment by the Normans. While seeking assistance from the legendary Robin of Locksley, she unwittingly reunites Robin and his band of Merry Men, and joins them on their mission to help the poor and bring the corrupt to justice. "American Beauty" producer Dan Jinks will executive produce the drama, which is set up at CBS Television Studios.

The CW is making a concentrated push into adaptations as of late -- the network is also developing pilots based on "Sleepy Hollow," "Alice in Wonderland" and "Wonder Woman" for the 2013-14 season, and recently found ratings success with "Arrow," based on DC Comics superhero Green Arrow.


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