EALING lecturer Justin Trefgarne has developed and written a new series for the YouTube streaming platform.

Sherwood is a 10-episode series aimed at children aged 9-11.  

It draws on the legend of Robin Hood for its inspiration, but with the added dimensions that Robin is a girl and it’s set in the 23rd Century.

The trailer had more than five million views and the first episode surpassed that with 7.5m in its first week.

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Mr Trefgarne, 46, who lectures at MetFilm School in Ealing Studios, said: “A lot of hard work has gone into this series. Some of it’s mine, but also the animators and producers."

He is course leader on MetFilm's MA Film & TV Production and has been working with the school since 2009.

He added: “The new streaming platforms, such as YouTube, have opened up lots of new employment opportunities and it’s both very rewarding and challenging for me to work with these young people."