Sky1 is adding to their burgeoning original drama slate with Hooten & The Lady, an eight episode action-adventure drama series starring Michael Landes (CSI) and Ophelia Lovibond (Elementary) which hails from Death In Paradise creator Tony Jordan and his indie Red Planet Pictures.
Hooten & The Lady is in a similar vein to Indiana Jones and Relic Hunter and tells the story of adventurer Hooten who teams up with Lady Alexandra Lindo-Parker from the British Museum to track down fabled treasures from the past, including the lost Amazonian golden city of Z, the Buddha’s missing scroll and the lost tomb of Alexander the Great. Michael Landes will play male lead Hooten, while Ophelia Lovibond has been cast as Lady Alexandra.
The drama series has been in development at Sky for the better part of two-years and was created by a writing team that includes Tony Jordan, James Payne, Sarah Phelps, Jeff Povey and Richard Zajdlic. Red Planet Pictures are producing with Tony Jordan, Simon Winstone and Cameron Roach serving as the executive producers. Tony Jordan also serves as the showrunner, while Colin Teague is the lead director. Filming is set to commence next month in Rome.
“Hooten & The Lady is gloriously ambitious and perfectly poised to take its place amongst the impressive line up for an exciting year ahead of brand-new drama and comedy for Sky”, said Sky1 Director Adam MacDonald. “We are delighted to be working with Tony and his team to bring this wonderful new drama to Sky1. Hooten & The Lady will be a major highlight of next year’s summer schedule and a real treat to delight and entertain drama lovers and the whole family.”
The series order for Hooten & The Lady comes out of Sky’s on-going commitment to both original British drama and having original content on the schedule all-year round. It comes mere hours before Sky’s latest high profile commission You, Me & The Apocalypse – a co-production with NBC starring Rob Lowe and Megan Mullally – is set to debut on Sky1, tonight at 9pm.