BBC axes Robin Hood

Just watched the season 3 finalé of Robin Hood… I thought it was rather good to be honest and it was great to see Marian at the end, I even squealed a little heh! I do think that they should have cut the last scene though and not gone back to the ‘merry men’.

Alas, it is no surprise to hear of the below… in some ways I’m pleased as I really disliked some characters – such as John and Kate – and it was all starting to get far too preachy for my liking, however by-and-by this has been a great series, especially for getting weekly doses of the excellent Keith Allen and the ever-hawt Jonas Armstrong!

Jonas Armstrong as Robin Hood
Jonas Armstrong as Robin Hood

One would presume that the BBC Drama team will now focus a lot more on making Merlin a success come the autumn.

Robin Hood dropped by BBC


Published Thursday 2 July 2009 at 17:24 by Matthew Hemley

BBC1 family drama Robin Hood has been axed by the Corporation after three series.

The final episode of the show’s third outing was broadcast on Saturday, but only managed to pull in just over 1.5 million viewers.

Greg Brenman, head of drama at Tiger Aspect, which made the show, said: “We have been immensely proud to be the most recent custodians of the Robin Hood legend. From the outset it was our ambition to find an exciting and modern way of interpreting our version of the hero and his legendary life. We have had a fantastic time creating and producing Robin Hood, working with some of the most talented actors, writers and directors in our industry. We are sad to be saying goodbye to this much-loved project but we are extremely excited by our upcoming BBC drama commissions – of which more to follow.”

Speculation about the show’s future had been mounting after it was revealed its star, Jonas Armstrong, was to leave after the third run.

However, in an interview with The Stage, At Home with the Braithwaites writer Sally Wainwright revealed she was developing ideas for a fourth series, and was to become the drama’s showrunner.

At the time, she said the BBC has asked her to “reinvent it”, and added that she wanted the fourth outing to be more like Doctor Who in terms of the quality of its script and the show’s direction.

Wainwright declined to comment when approached by The Stage today.

About Gari

Northern lad; living out in the Peak District and rediscovering life after having had a brain tumour.

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