Sky 1 has announced a brand-new drama commission from Red Planet Pictures with Hooten & The Lady.
Tony Jordan will head up a writing team which includes co-creators James Payne, Sarah Phelps, Jeff Povey and Richard Zajdlic and the show will consist of eight hour-long epic adventures.
“This is an incredibly ambitious show which I hope will be appointment to view television for a discerning drama audience on Sky 1. Seat of your pants adventure is the glue but Hooten & the Lady is all about these two amazing characters. We will be bringing a movie of the week to our audience with the highest production values and we are elated to have found Michael and Ophelia to bring our stories to life.” – Tony Jordan
To be shot in South Africa and locations across the globe, Hooten & The Lady will star Michael Landes in the role of Hooten and Ophelia Lovibond as Lady Alexandra Lindo-Parker. Adventurer Hooten teams up with Lady Alexandra 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.
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. We are delighted to be working with Tony and his team to bring this wonderful new drama to Sky 1. 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.” – Director of Sky 1 Adam MacDonald
The adventure begins filming next month in Rome, with scenes in and around Vatican City, before production moves to Cape Town in South Africa.