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ROBIN HOOD AXED

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The BBC's adaptation of Robin Hood will not return for a fourth series, it has been confirmed.


The BBC One show, which starred Jonas Armstrong in the lead role, saw its ratings decline to around four million.


The legendary outlaw was killed off in Saturday's finale, which was moved to BBC Two to make way for a tennis match featuring Andy Murray.


A BBC spokesman said: "With the death of Robin, we feel that the show has reached its natural conclusion."


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Armstrong announced his intention to quit the show before the 13-part third series was screened, saying: "It's been a great thrill, a great ride, but you can't play one part forever."


Producers of the drama, which was filmed on location in Hungary, kept the nature of Robin's departure a closely-guarded secret.


The hero met his end in a showdown with arch-villains, the Sheriff of Nottingham - played by Keith Allen - and Guy of Gisbourne (Richard Armitage).


He was murdered by a poison-tipped sword, after killing his nemesis the Sheriff.


The finale's sudden move to BBC Two resulted in a peak audience of 2.2 million.


The first episode of the opening series, in 2006, attracted a Saturday teatime audience of 8.6 million.

Comments

Default avatar cat
Mar 12, 2010 10:53PM EST
I could see where people are coming from if I had watched it week to week. But having watched the whole third season in a 2 day period I liked the third. Not nearly as much as the first two but still a good show. The only real problem I had with the show overall was how often someone was caught to be released in a 45 minute span/die and leave Robin with some sort of message about how he needs to continue the fight. That being said, the finale, BLEW!!!! One second it's omg Richard is back but no one knew about it, then the next it's omg the sheriff never died except we already knew that, then the next it's like boom everyone's dead. Plus Robin didn't even save Richard I mean what was up with that?? Finale was awful. This show started off as an amazing show with a great direction, but I feel like the whole crew just didn't really believe in it. And this show kinda ruins any future attempt at a Robin Hood show for at least ten years. And it is such a great story that is perfect for t.v. But because this show was recently done it won't be able to be recreated for a long time. Long live Robin Hood.
Default avatar cat
Oct 11, 2009 4:53PM EDT
Honestly i think the writers must have gone insane. god marian, i couldn't believe that the series would stay interesting without her and shocking it didn't. Now with all this killing in the end i saw the first 25 minutes, because i had heard that marian was coming back and im sure you can imagine the thrill of finding out she was some sort of ghost.. its clear that the people on this series just wanted it over. i mean they could at least have done it with a little class. I hate robin hood its lost its spike and its standing points. They clearly lost sight of what they were doing.New series make mistakes but this was one big blowout. I wish they would rewrite the hole third season it sucked!!!
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Sep 10, 2009 5:42PM EDT
You can't expect to kill off Marian, a pivotal figure in the legend and the show and get away with it. That was the beginning of the end. season 3 had a few great moments, I loved the fact that Guy and Robin joined forces but it wasn't enough. The new characters were just annoying and it was totally unbelievable that Robin would find someone new, so soon after Marian's death. It's sad to see how a great show with two fantastic seasons was ruined towards the end. I'm glad it got cancelled. With the turn it took, there would have been no way to fix it. Too bad.
Default avatar cat
Jul 19, 2009 12:29PM EDT
i kinda liked season 3, robin finally going out there doing what needs to be done, even killing guys. I agree with kate, she was hot but a bit whiny. Robin dieing at the end was fine with me, since it was the SERIES finale, it just shows what type of hero he was, one who was willing to die and did die for the cause. Ill miss the show though wish he would of stayed for at least one more season, playing a part for 4 years is not forever, plenty of shows go on longer then 3 seasons. O and the worst part of season 3 was when they killed Alan, he was my favorite character, wish he could of been in the last episode.
Default avatar cat
Jul 12, 2009 3:20AM EDT
i loved this show it was good it had good actors and i actually liked the direction it was heading. but you cant kill robin, and i know Marian's death was like a no no also but her character can be switched with Kate... yes she sucks and yes its not the right name but you cant kill robin, its mentally impossible, he is a hero not just for the people in the stories but in real life you cant send a message saying do good deeds even if it kills you... literally... no it should tell us that one good deed leads to another and another and another and that the world will be better because of one person and one deed.
Default avatar cat
Jul 12, 2009 3:19AM EDT
i loved this show it was good it had good actors and i actually liked the direction it was heading. but you cant kill robin, and i know marians death was like a no no also but her character can be switched with kate... yes she sucks and yes its not the right name but you cant kill robin, its mentally impossible, he is a hero not just for the people in the stories but in real life you cant send a message saying do good deeds even if it kills you... literally... no it should tell us that one good deed leads to another and another and another and that the world will be better because of one person and one deed.
Default avatar cat
Jul 12, 2009 3:18AM EDT
i loved this show it was good it had good actors and i actually liked the direction it was heading. but you cant kill robin, and i know marians death was like a no no also but her character can be switched with kate... yes she sucks and yes its not the right name but you cant kill robin, its mentally impossible, he is a hero not just for the people in the stories but in real life you cant send a message saying do good deeds even if it kills you... literally... no it should tell us that one good deed leads to another and another and another and that the world will be better because of one person and one deed.
Default avatar cat
Jul 12, 2009 3:18AM EDT
i loved this show it was good it had good actors and i actually liked the direction it was heading. but you cant kill robin, and i know marians death was like a no no also but her character can be switched with kate... yes she sucks and yes its not the right name but you cant kill robin, its mentally impossible, he is a hero not just for the people in the stories but in real life you cant send a message saying do good deeds even if it kills you... literally... no it should tell us that one good deed leads to another and another and another and that the world will be better because of one person and one deed.
Default avatar cat
Jul 12, 2009 3:18AM EDT
i loved this show it was good it had good actors and i actually liked the direction it was heading. but you cant kill robin, and i know marians death was like a no no also but her character can be switched with kate... yes she sucks and yes its not the right name but you cant kill robin, its mentally impossible, he is a hero not just for the people in the stories but in real life you cant send a message saying do good deeds even if it kills you... literally... no it should tell us that one good deed leads to another and another and another and that the world will be better because of one person and one deed.
Default avatar cat
Jul 11, 2009 3:13PM EDT
To be honest, I did not like where they went with season 3 at all. The actress for Kate, I'm sure, is great...but I really hate her character. Whines waaayyy too much.I really did believe that the show could not last much longer after killing off Marian. And looks like I'm not the only one who thought that. I'll be honest, I'm still kind of mourning her loss. And now, I have to add Alan, Guy, and Robin to the list. Even the sheriff! Gosh, I was crying all through the end, not even taking the time to wipe away tears.I'll miss the show, but it had its run. Better to end it now than let is fall completely. Now, we all appreciate the show even more. But I still hate Kate.
Default avatar cat
Jul 11, 2009 12:23AM EDT
they should've killed off marian, and then had 2 other cast members leave and after that try to replace all three. Thats when i stopped watching the show and gave up on it, i loved Robin Hood and was soo excited for it to come back i couldn't wait once i started actually watching it i hated the 3rd season and didn't wanna keep watching it.
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