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Pan-European pay TV giant Sky’s U.K. flagship channel Sky 1 on Thursday announced that Jane Seymour (Dr Quinn, Medicine Woman) has joined upcoming action adventure drama Hooten & The Lady, produced by Red Planet Pictures.
Other additions to the cast include BAFTA winner Jessica Hynes (W1A), Broadchurch‘s Jonathan Bailey and Da Vinci’s Demons actor Shaun Parkes.
The eight-part series is set to air later this year on Sky 1. Michael Landes (CSI) and Ophelia Lovibond (Elementary) were previously announced as playing the title characters Hooten and Lady Alexandra Lindo-Parker.
The action drama “follows the nail-biting escapades of maverick adventurer Hooten, who teams up with fearless historical expert Lady Alexandra to travel the globe in search of hidden treasures from the past,” according to a show description. “From the mythical Amazonian golden City of Z to the Buddha’s missing scroll and the tomb of Alexander the Great, each hourlong episode follows the duo on an epic new adventure through jungles, deserts and underground cities.”
Seymour will play Lady Tabitha Lindo-Parker, “the fun and daring mother of Lady Alexandra.” Hynes and Parkes will play Lady Alexandra’s colleagues at the British Museum.
Said Seymour: “The role of Lady Tabitha is a great part to sink my teeth into — she’s not your average society woman and has a keen sense of fun and effortless charm. She would certainly be first on the invite list to any dinner party!”
Sky 1 has been stepping up its commissioning of original drama projects. Recent series have included You, Me & The Apocalypse and Stan Lee’s Lucky Man.
Sky’s Sky Vision is distributing the show.
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