Less Errol Flynn, More Medieval Hollyoaks.
Writer/Director Nicholas Winter (Hooligan Escape The Russian Job) brings to the small screen a knock-down version of our swashbuckling legend. With young home grown upcoming talent the voices are authentic, rather than American imitations. Winter tries to give the story that dark gritty feel of the medieval age, but rather gets that rather annoying piece of grit in your salad feel.
It is the 12th Century England and ‘Our’ hero Robin Hood (Ben Freeman, Emmerdale (TV)) and his fighting comrade Will Scarlet (James G. Nunn) have returned from the Holy Crusade to find Middle England under the tyrannical rule of the Sheriff of Nottingham.
Robin and Marian (Marie Everett, Seeking the Sandman) are an item and he and his small band are holed up in the Sherwood Forest. But the Sheriff has his sights set on the the pocket rocket that is the Maid Marian for his bride.
All who oppose the rule of the Sheriff are deemed outlaws and any of those who aid or abet them are also deemed fair game for torture and death at the sheriffs hands or his cousin’s Guy of Gisborne (James Groom, Hooligan Legacy).
When Marian and Much are kidnapped it is up to Robin, John and Will to save the day and they are up against some formidable foes, the Beast (Phill Martin, Cannibals and Carpet Fitters) and Brimstone (Martyn Ford, Kingsman: The Golden Circle) as well as the undying Guy and the maniacal Sheriff.
Will our hero overcome the tyrant of Nottingham?