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Trader - Robin Hood Wall Street Reimagining from Tika Sumpter in Development at HBO



HBO is developing a contemporary re-imagining of Robin Hood titled Trader per Deadline. Tika Sumpter (Southside With You) will executive produce and is intended, per Deadline, to star in the project. The drama is written by Sonya Winton and Jonathan Kidd (Lovecraft Country).

Trader is a contemporary re-imagining of the Robin Hood saga told through the perspective of a half-Nigerian and half-Black American female, Adefolke Girabaldi (a role earmarked for Sumpter), an investing wunderkind and trading forecast prodigy on Wall Street. As an activist short seller, Adefolke will wield her billion-dollar hedge fund as a sword to eviscerate predatory corporations that exploit the poor, all while navigating the unscrupulous world of the Girabaldi family who are the center of New York City’s black aristocracy where money, privilege, and racism intersect in sometimes insidious ways.

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