What is Robyn Hood (TV) About?
Robyn Hood is a Canadian action drama television series that catapults the timeless story of Robin Hood into a modern-day urban setting. The show is set within the fictional landscape of New Nottingham, a city plagued by social and economic disparities. It centers on Robyn Loxley, an activist and rapper, who, alongside her anti-authoritarian hip-hop ensemble named The Hood, confronts systemic injustices orchestrated by the city's wealthy elite and the ruthless Sheriff. Emblematic of classic folklore, the series showcases a dynamic resistance against oppression but through the novel element of music and street culture. Developed by Director X and featuring a diverse cast including Jessye Romeo, Nykeem Provo, Idrissa Sanogo, and Daniela Kharlamova, Robyn Hood premiered in September 2023. The show distinguishes itself with a 'dark and gritty' narrative, as mentioned by Corus Entertainment's Troy Reeb. It incorporates themes of rebellion, camaraderie, and the timeless pursuit of societal change. With eight episodes to unravel the storyline, the series has been noted for redefining a historical legend through the lenses of current issues and contemporary artistic expression.
The first episode of Robyn Hood aired on September 27, 2023 and the most recent episode to air was on November 15, 2023.