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Old 09-19-2016, 01:45 PM   #1
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Hooten and the Lady

The first episode of this adventure series aired on Sky1 last Friday.

Hooten & the Lady is Indiana Jones-Style TV Fun

If, like myself, you are not based in the UK, you can catch it on YouTube (albeit very lo-fi).
In this first outing the two eponymous character find the Lost City of Z, no less, and next week they are off to Rome.

It's not too bad for a low budget modern day pastiche, mostly played for laughs.
Take a healthy dose of Indy, add a generous helping of Romancing the Stone, and garnish with a soupçon of The Persuaders, just for good measure.

Overall just harmless fun, pretty forgettable, but what's a Ravener to do for the next three years?
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Old 02-16-2017, 01:29 AM   #2
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Mod note: Can we drop the "New Teevee Series" portion of the title? It's unnecessary.



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The first episode of this adventure series aired on Sky1 last Friday.

I expected it to be a very long time before this thread was bumped again, but the eight-part series* has now been picked up for U.S.-distribution by The CW according to The Hollywood Reporter.

* - A second series has yet to be confirmed or denied.

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Leona Connell, director of sales at Sky Vision, said: "Here at Sky Vision we're delighted that The CW will be the home of Hooten & the Lady in the U.S., we believe this high-octane adventure drama is a perfect fit for the network. The series was a huge hit with the Sky 1 audience in the U.K., and we hope viewers of The CW will love it just as much."

Full article: CW Takes Sky Adventure Series 'Hooten & the Lady' for U.S..

No idea yet when The CW will air stateside, but I could easily see it being slotted in as a summer series. I could see it doing well too; it fits in with the current tone and direction of the network.

They have a cool credit sequence.



I otherwise have the first couple of episodes on tap, but have only managed to watch the first couple of minutes. No firm thoughts yet, but the show gets oodles of bonus points for actually having the temerity to film on location (unlike a certain other series).

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...but what's a Ravener to do for the next three years?

Read a book? Travel? Pray to Ganesh that Ford dies? Get spiritually enlightened?

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Old 02-16-2017, 12:25 PM   #3
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Thanks for the update, Le Sab: I'll be sure to watch the rest of the series when CW airs it.

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Old 02-17-2017, 10:08 AM   #4
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This looks like a really fun series. Any word yet on a Region 1 set?
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Old 02-19-2017, 03:25 AM   #5
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There won't be an R1 set until it's aired over there first.

I saw this and quite enjoyed. Nothing new and I prefered the episodes where they were off in some jungle to the ones where they were city bound, and as mentioned they went to all the locations for real to film there, so it's fun to look at.
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Thanks for the update, Le Sab: I'll be sure to watch the rest of the series when CW airs it.



While I was away The CW went ahead and announced a premiere date for Hooten & The Lady! Deadline is reporting that the eight part series will premiere stateside on Thursday, July 13th at 9pm.

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Spanning eight hourlong episodes, Hooten & the Lady follows two globetrotting treasure hunters who set out to recover priceless legendary artifacts. Hooten (Michael Landes) is a smooth-talking yet foolhardy lone wolf, who often finds himself in sticky situations. Lady Alexandra (Ophelia Lovibond) is an aristocrat and British Museum curator who, despite being straight-laced, is eager to follow in the footsteps of historyís great archaeologists and venture to uncharted lands. Meeting in the thick of the Amazon jungle, they form an unlikely partnership as they travel the globe in pursuit of hidden treasures. Natural opposites, they soon find they donít get on. However, expediency and danger draw them together. It is executive produced by Tony Jordan and Simon Winstone for Red Planet Pictures and Cameron Roach for Sky, with Caroline Levy as series producer.
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Old 05-02-2017, 01:53 AM   #7
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I find it odd that the show still didn't air in the U.S., while in other countries like mine (Germany) it ran some time last year.

I really enjoyed it, the main cast had very good chemistry, Lovibond is a strong female lead, reminded me of Marion at times. Btw, I think the show didn't looke low-budget at all, with all those beautiful, real location shoots.
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I find it odd that the show still didn't air in the U.S., while in other countries like mine (Germany) it ran some time last year.

Aside from a handful of prestige projects (typically British productions), European teevee shows don't make their way stateside. They don't play for various reasons, and European actors don't crossover. Marion Cotillard might be the biggest crossover star to date.

Hooten and the Lady, obviously has crossover appeal. If it finds an audience here, then it's possible a second series will head into production.

Fingers crossed!




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Old 05-05-2017, 11:35 AM   #9
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Aside from a handful of prestige projects (typically British productions), European teevee shows don't make their way stateside. They don't play for various reasons, and European actors don't crossover. Marion Cotillard might be the biggest crossover star to date.

Huh, I wonder what the reasons are. I thought Monthy Python and Doctor Who were pretty popular in the U.S., no?
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Hooten and the Lady, obviously has crossover appeal. If it finds an audience here, then it's possible a second series will head into production.

Fingers crossed!

I really hope so!
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Huh, I wonder what the reasons are. I thought Monthy Python and Doctor Who were pretty popular in the U.S., no?

Only because the population of the U.S. is bigger than that of the UK by several orders of magnitude.

The CW wanted to remind you that this hits the airwaves in just a couple of weeks! They've even cut a new teaser trailer to remind you to tune in on 13 July 2017!


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This show looks like a lot of fun. It's one of those rare times when I kind of wish I had cable.
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This show looks like a lot of fun. It's one of those rare times when I kind of wish I had cable.

The CW is broadcast, not cable.
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