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YouTube Casts Cyberpunk Robin Hood Toon ‘Sherwood’



YouTube Casts Cyberpunk Robin Hood Toon ‘Sherwood’

The full cast of voice star for animated YouTube Premium original series Sherwood has been unveiled ahead of its March 6 premiere. Inspired by the legend of Robin Hood, the CG adventure is set in a dystopian 23rd century London, where a 14-year-old hacker named Robin fights with a band of renegades to survive the city’s flooded streets and strident classism, and take down the mad Sheriff of Nottingham.

The series stars Anya Chalotra (The Witcher, The ABC Murders, Much Ado About Nothing), Tyler Posey (Teen Wolf, Truth or Dare), Aneurin Barnard (The Goldfinch, Radioactive, Dunkirk), Jamie Chung (The Gifted, Big Hero 6, Gotham), Neneh Conteh, Rachel House (Whalerider, Thor, Moana), Ade M’Cormack (Lost, Heroes, NCIS) and Darrill Rosen (The Misogynists, Richard’s Wedding, First Person Singular), with guest star Joseph Fiennes (The Handmaid’s Tale, Elizabeth, Shakespeare in Love).

The 10-episode series is produced by Baby Octopus, Toybox (New Zealand) and Giant (Ireland). Sherwood is written by Justin Trefgarne, Craig Martin and Shea Fontana. Diana Manson and Megan Laughton serve as executive producers. Jan Stebbins and Nanette Miles also serve as producers. Bruce Carter serves as director and Jonathan Clarke serves as the animation producer.

“In this modern telling of Robin Hood, Robin is a girl and she uses technology and code to battle the sheriff of Sherwood. Together with Google’s Computer Science in Media team, we convened an advisory council comprised of thought leaders from organizations across Google. Together we imagined a world of the future and what it meant for design, travel, technology and society,” said Nadine Zylstra, Head of Learning, YouTube Originals. “Sherwood is a new series set to inspire young women and girls on their role in technology of the future.”

“We are thrilled to partner with YouTube to bring our first original concept to life. We hope that Robin and our ensemble cast from far flung parts of the world inspire kids to know that they can and will make a difference and impact the future through problem solving, creativity and teamwork,” said Diana Manson, Owner, Baby Octopus.

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