Sky 1 commissions adventure drama, Hooten & The Lady 

Michael Landes, Ophelia Lovibond go treasure hunting!

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Sky 1 has commissioned new eight-part adventure drama Hooten & The Lady starring Michael Landes (Miranda, Adventures of Superman) and Ophelia Lovibond (Guardians of the Galaxy, W1A).

Hooten & The Lady sees Landes play adventurer Hooten, who teams up with Lady Alexandra Lindo-Parker (Lovibond) 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 said: “Humour, action, adventure and Tony Jordan. Where do I sign up? It’s an opportunity of a lifetime. I’m so excited!!”

Ophelia Lovibond added: “I’ve never played a full-on action role like The Lady before, so I’m really looking forward to getting my teeth stuck in.  I’m excited at the prospect of working with Michael and it’s also great to be working with Sky again. Not to mention filming in South Africa!”

The drama will be produced by Red Planet Pictures with Tony Jordan heading up the writing team which includes co-creators James Payne, Sarah Phelps, Jeff Povey and Richard Zajdlic.

Tony Jordan commented: “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.”

Hooten & The Lady will be filmed in South Africa and locations across the globe – beginning next month in Rome, with scenes in and around Vatican City, before production moves to Cape Town in South Africa. The series is set to air on Sky 1 in Summer 2016.