Bafflegab Productions has announced The Knights of the Apocalypse on audio, a project bringing back the original cast of the 1980s show, Robin of Sherwood. Returning are Ray Winstone, Jason Connery, Clive Mantle, Judi Trott and Nikolas Grace. The one-off project is due to be released in early 2016.
The creator of Robin of Sherwood, Richard Carpenter wrote the original story for Knights of the Apocalypse after the TV series ended; his script was never filmed. Carpenter died in 2012 and all profits from this project will go to his favourite charities. Fans of the show can help with donations through the crowdfunding platform Indiegogo. More details are expected to be announced in September.
Jason Connery said, “The Hooded Man is ready to face the evil machinations of the Sheriff of Nottingham again, surrounded by my wonderful band of Merries, in a brand-new audio adventure written by Kip himself. We may be a little older and wiser in real life but, on audio, we're forever young and golden-haired”
Richard Carpenter’s daughter, Harriet added, “Dad loved his work and spent hours sitting in his study mulling over a word or sentence. We often said he lived in his own little world, and it was true. His world consisted of history and music, legends and magic. And this is what he wrote into the stories of Robin of Sherwood. The fact this audio will benefit two such worthy causes as the Red Cross and the Sherwood Forest Trust simply makes it all the more worthwhile. Nothing is ever forgotten."
Producers for Bafflegab, Simon Barnard and Barnaby Eaton-Jones are also excited by the project, saying, "We can’t begin to say how excited we are to be producing this audio revival of Robin of Sherwood, the best retelling of the Robin Hood legend ever made. We’ll do our very best to hold the bow steady, and to do justice to Richard Carpenter’s wonderful script.”
The script has been adapted for audio by John Dorney, with more information available soon on the project’s website.
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