Robin Hood: series three
Jonas Armstrong, who plays Robin Hood and updated the popular legend for a whole new generation, is set to bow out of series three on BBC One in an explosive, nail-biting series finale.
Over the past three years Robin has outwitted and delighted us, fighting the authority of the evil Sheriff of Nottingham with outrageous scams, disguises, tricks and ingenuity, breathtaking archery and incredible sworldplay.
Robin Hood is more than a man, he is a hero and a legend, so how the legacy unfolds after Jonas leaves is in itself mysterious and intriguing – guaranteed to make fans desperate to find out what happens next.
Series three transmits in 2009 and Robin is older and tougher, hell-bent on revenge following the tragic murder of Marian by Gisborne and the Sheriff's failure to kill Prince John.
The Sheriff is more precarious and unpredictable than ever with new threats looming over him, and there's the much-anticipated arrival of Friar Tuck who joins the gang and becomes one of Robin's closest allies.
Jonas Armstrong says: "Playing Robin Hood has been one of the most incredible experiences of my life. Over the last three years I have met some wonderful people and have only amazing memories to take with me.
"I'm grateful to the fans for their support and to all the cast and crew for their friendship and loyalty throughout, but the time has come to take on new challenges and look at new opportunities."
Foz Allan, Executive Producer, Robin Hood, says: "Jonas has been a superb Robin Hood who updated the legend for a contemporary audience, reinvigorating it for a whole new generation.
"It has been a wonderful experience working with Jonas – we will miss him, and wish him all the success for his future.
"We cannot confirm the series climax nor can we guarantee who will survive and who won't. You will have to watch it to see! But we can assure you Robin's exit will be unmissable!"
Robin Hood series three is currently filming in Budapest and will be on BBC One for another 13 episodes in 2009.