Modern-Day Robin Hood TV Series Handed Put Pilot Commitment At CBS, Justin Lin Attached

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Sherwood Forest may be serene and peaceful for now, but Robin Hood‘s idyllic home is about to become a bustling hive of activity.

Whether it is Lionsgate’s starry Robin Hood: Origins or Nottingham & Hood, the swashbuckling family-friendly adventure simmering over at Disney – Sony has even staked a claim for an Avengers-styled shared universe – the English legend is certainly in vogue, and TheWrap brings word of an all-new TV project based on the hero in tights famed for stealing from the rich and giving to the poor.

It’s called A Burglar’s Guide To The City, a modern-day take on the story of Robin Hood that follows a team of unruly tricksters led by a “brilliant architect with a troubled past, who together use their unique skills to gain access to any stronghold in order to steal from rich criminals and give to those that have been wronged by a corrupt system.” It’s certainly…different. Evoking memories of CBS’ treatment of Sherlock Holmes with elementary, TheWrap notes that the network has handed out a put pilot commitment, with Justin Lin and Alex Kurtzman on board as co-producers. Geoff Manaugh’s novel is considered the jumping-off point.

Robin Hood and his crew of Merry Men may be headed to television via CBS – similar to how the network offered a modern-day spin on Sherlock Holmes with Elementary – but what’s your knee-jerk reaction to A Burglar’s Guide To The City? Let us know by sounding off down below!

Source: TheWrap

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