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Tika Sumpter is teaming up with HBO to tell the story of Robin Hood, through the lens of a half-Nigerian and half-black American female, Adefolke Girabaldi, is expected to be played by Tika Sumpter, herself.
Tika’s role for the main character is not yet confirmed, she locked in the executive producer of the drama series. It will be written by Sonya Winton and Jonathan Kidd. According to Deadline, the series is a “contemporary re-imaging of the Robin Hood saga” told through the perspective of activist and short teller, Adefolke, who “will wild her billion-dollar hedge fund as a sword to eviscerate predatory cooperations that exploit the poor, all while navigating the unscrupulous world.”
Sonya and Jonathan will also serve as executive producers, alongside Tika and her manager, Emily Gerson Saines.
Written By: Fantasia Harvey