Jonas Armstrong is back as Britain’s best-loved outlaw, as Dominic Minghella’s Robin Hood returns to BBC One for a new series next month.
Since we last shared their adventures Robin and the gang have been busy
constructing their ingenious new camp, but, when Knighton Hall is razed
and Marian (Lucy Griffiths) and Edward are taken to the castle under
house arrest, it’s clear that the rules have changed.
As the state of Nottingham gets worse, Allan A Dale (Joe Armstrong)
becomes agitated. He wants more and a distracted Robin cannot reassure
him � he’s too busy preparing to rescue two girls and their pretty
mother, Rose, as well as formulating a plan to help Marian � so Allan
goes AWOL, determined to make his own way in the world.
A series of events then changes everything � Allan’s trickster japes
land him in the castle dungeons, Rose is revealed as the Sheriff’s
sister and the lure of the two girls is exposed as a brilliant trap
laid by the Sheriff (Keith Allen).
The walls are closing in around the gang as the Sheriff has formulated
a devastating new campaign � Shah Mat � conspiring with Prince John to
overthrow King Richard. Only with the help of Marian and the outlaws
can Robin defeat the Black Knights.
But, even when Robin and the outlaws escape with their lives, they are
no longer safe � Allan has changed allegiance and agrees to spy for
Gisborne. From now on, the heroes must rethink their strategy to take
the Sheriff on at his own game.