Hooten & the Lady

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Hooten & the Lady
Series title with title characters in silhouette
Genre Adventure
Drama
Romance
Created by
  • Tony Jordan
  • James Payne
  • Sarah Phelps
  • Jeff Povey
  • Richard Zajdlic
Starring
Opening theme "Restless Year" by Ezra Furman
Composer(s) Magnus Fiennes
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 8
Production
Executive producer(s) Tony Jordan
Simon Winstone
Producer(s) Caroline Levy
Running time 47 minutes
Production company(s) Red Planet Pictures
Release
Original network Sky 1
Original release 16 September (2016-09-16) – 4 November 2016 (2016-11-04)
External links
Official Website

Hooten & the Lady is a British television series that follows the story of two treasure hunter partners, British Museum curator Lady Alexandra (Ophelia Lovibond) who teams up with hugely charismatic, roguish American adventurer Hooten (Michael Landes) in a series of global treasure-hunting escapades. It premiered on Sky 1 on 16 September 2016, and aired through 4 November 2016.[1] The series premiered on The CW in the United States on 13 July 2017.[2] It was cancelled by Sky 1 after one series in August 2017.[3]

Synopsis[edit]

Travelling across the world together, these two initially unwilling partners search for the world's greatest mysteries.[4] From the Amazon rainforest for Percy Fawcett's long-lost camp, to hunting across Siberia for the 51st Faberge egg, the two explore the world of the mythical and legendary. They travel from the snowy Himalayan Mountains in an attempt to track down the only scroll written by Buddha, to the catacombs of Rome to find the Libri Sibyllini, and to Alexandria on the hunt for Alexander the Great's lost tomb.[5] A continuing storyline is of Alex's mother, also Lady Lindo-Parker, attempts to organise her daughter's wedding to her fiancé Edward.[citation needed]

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

Recurring[edit]

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateUK viewers
(millions) [1]
1"The Amazon"Colin TeagueTony Jordan16 September 2016 (2016-09-16)1.20
British Museum curator Lady Alex Lindo-Parker travels to the Amazon in search of the lost camp of Victorian explorer Percy Fawcett. A series of mishaps sees her joined by maverick American adventurer Hooten and they stumble upon El Dorado.
2"Rome"Colin TeagueJames Payne23 September 2016 (2016-09-23)0.80
Hooten asks Lady Alex to help him find the long lost Sibylline Books, a collection of mystical prophecies. In Rome, the museum curator quickly finds herself scaling the Sistine Chapel, battling a sewer alligator and facing the Mafia. Guest starring Jane Seymour.
3"Egypt"Justin MolotnikovRichard Zajdlic30 September 2016 (2016-09-30)0.62
When Alex travels to Egypt she once again teams up with Hooten, this time to try to find the long-lost tomb of Alexander the Great – but the intrepid pair soon discover that some unscrupulous locals are on their trail. Guest starring Angel Coulby.
4"Bhutan"Justin MolotnikovJeff Povey7 October 2016 (2016-10-07)0.71
Alex gets a lead on an ancient scroll that is rumoured to have been written by the Buddha himself. She enlists Hooten to go with her to the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan to find it but ends up racing against time to save his life.
5"Ethiopia"Andy HayKarla Crome14 October 2016 (2016-10-14)0.50
When Ella is kidnapped in Ethiopia Lady Alex and Hooten head to Africa where they must overcome crazed bandits and surly camels in order to save the day.
6"Moscow"Julian HolmesSarah Phelps21 October 2016 (2016-10-21)0.65
Alex jets off to Moscow to help Hooten search for a lost Fabergé egg and confronts her arch enemy from university, who now works for a shadowy black market collector.
7"Cambodia"Daniel O'HaraRichard Zajdlic28 October 2016 (2016-10-28)0.71
Alex and Hooten attempt to track down the priceless Cintamani jewel in Cambodia, which can manifest whatever one wishes for, but they soon attract the attentions of a ruthless Vietnamese drug gang. Guest starring Vincent Regan.
8"The Caribbean"Daniel O'HaraTony Jordan4 November 2016 (2016-11-04)0.81
Alex puts her wedding in jeopardy when she follows Hooten to an idyllic island in the Caribbean to hunt for the long lost pirate treasure of Captain Henry Morgan. Alex finally marries her fiancé Edward.

Reception[edit]

Hooten and the Lady was well received by critics. Sam Wollaston of The Guardian compared the show to Indiana Jones.[6] Louisa Mellor described the show as being "a great deal of fun" and "enjoyably retro".[7]

U.S. ratings[edit]

The CW aired the series in summer 2017.[8]

Season 1

Title Air date Rating/Share
(A18–49)
U.S. Viewers
(millions)
"The Amazon" 13 July 2017 0.2/1 0.919[9]
"Rome" 20 July 2017 0.2/1 0.881[10]
"Egypt" 27 July 2017 0.2/1 0.91[11]
"Bhutan" 31 July 2017 0.2/1 0.907[12]
"Ethiopia" 7 August 2017 0.2/1 1.023[13]
"Moscow" 14 August 2017 0.2/1 0.922[14]
"Cambodia" 28 August 2017 0.2/1 0.999[15]
"The Caribbean" 11 September 2017 0.2/1 0.92[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hooten & The Lady (Sky 1 2016, Michael Landes, Ophelia Lovibond) | Memorable TV". Memorable TV. 2017-07-13. Retrieved 2017-10-10. 
  2. ^ Pedersen, Erik (31 March 2017). "The CW Summer Premiere Dates: 'Hooten & The Lady' Debut & 3 Returning Series". Deadline. Retrieved 2017-05-11. 
  3. ^ Maglio, Tony (2 August 2017). "'Hooten and the Lady': We're 'Not Planning to Go Forward With a Season 2,' CW Boss Says". TheWrap. Retrieved 2017-08-03. 
  4. ^ Hooten & the Lady (TV Series 2016– ), retrieved 2017-10-10 
  5. ^ Desk, BWW News. "Scoop: HOOTEN & THE LADY on THE CW - Monday, August 14, 2017". Retrieved 2017-10-10. 
  6. ^ Wollaston, Sam (17 September 2016). "Hooten and the Lady review – by jingo! It's a posh, flirty Indiana Jones". The Guardian. London. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2017-02-28. 
  7. ^ "Hooten And The Lady episode 1 review". Den of Geek!. Retrieved 2017-02-28. 
  8. ^ "Hooten & The Lady Video – Egypt – Watch Online Free". 
  9. ^ "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 7.13.2017". ShowBuzzDaily. 
  10. ^ "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 7.20.2017". ShowBuzzDaily. 
  11. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (28 July 2017). "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 7.27.2017". ShowBuzzDaily. Retrieved 2017-07-30. 
  12. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (1 August 2017). "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Monday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 7.31.2017". ShowBuzzDaily. Retrieved 2017-08-01. 
  13. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (1 August 2017). "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Monday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 8.7.2017". ShowBuzzDaily. Retrieved 2017-08-01. 
  14. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (15 August 2017). "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Monday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 8.14.2017". ShowBuzzDaily. Retrieved 2017-08-15. 
  15. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (August 29, 2017). "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Monday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 8.28.2017". ShowBuzzDaily. Retrieved August 29, 2017. 
  16. ^ Porter, Rick (September 14, 2017). "'Midnight, Texas,' 'To Tell the Truth,' CBS reruns adjust down: Monday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved September 14, 2017. 

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