Jonas Armstrong takes aim at the bad guys as Robin Hood. Photo copyright of Tiger Aspect Productions and the BBC
BBC America’s hit revival of Robin Hood returns for a bigger, bolder third season of action adventure. Toby Stephens (Die Another Day, Jane Eyre) and David Harewood (The Vice, The Palace) join the cast of Jonas Armstrong (Teachers, The Ghost Squad), Richard Armitage (MI-5, North & South) and Keith Allen (Bodies, The Others) as Robin continues to outwit the dastardly Sheriff and his forces – but Robin is not the same crusader as he once was. Since the death of Marian, Robin is in a downward spiral fueled by anger and grief – he can think of nothing but revenge. Meanwhile, a wave of corruption and evil has been sweeping the land. Luckily, a mysterious new ally in the form of a traveling monk, Tuck (Harewood) arrives just in time to get the hooded hero back on track. This season holds incredible twists and turns – take nothing for granted!
Season three kicks off when Robin and his gang of outlaws return from the Holy land. But now that he’s back, Robin wastes no time – Marian’s murderer, Guy of Gisborne (Armitage), is a marked man. Robin immediately breaks with his followers and races to Locksley Manor to avenge her death. Once there, he confronts Gisborne, but does Gisborne care if he lives or dies? After all, Marian was the only woman he loved and his only hope.
Jonas Armstrong comments on the darker, tougher Robin Hood, hell bent on avenging his wife’s tragic end, “Robin is back from the Holy Land but without Marian, the beat of his life. He’s questioning everything he ever lived for. Now it’s payback time, and he’s become obsessed with killing Gisborne. It’s great to bring Robin back as a darker, more mature hero, and fans will see that once he’s come to terms with his personal loss, he’s a stronger, more powerful force than ever before.”
Meanwhile, the wickedness of the Sheriff (Allen) continues unabated – he’s sold the local men to fight a foreign war. When a feisty Locksley girl, Kate (Joanne Froggatt, Life on Mars) objects to her brother’s forced conscription, she inadvertently gets caught up in the cause of Robin Hood and becomes an indispensable member of his gang.
The third season also brings an unexpected addition when Gisborne’s little sister Isabella (Lara Pulver) unexpectedly arrives to further complicate the lives of both Robin and Gisborne. And, as the threat of Prince John (Stephens) looms larger, Robin and Gisborne reach an uneasy truce. They soon realize they may have more in common than they thought.
Season three of Robin Hood premieres Saturday, September 12th @ 9 p.m. EST/PST on BBC America. SciFiAndTvTalk will have more coverage of the series closer to that time, along with weekly episode previews, so keep checking back!
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