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Published:March 6th, 2007 09:00 EST
Robin Hood Makes his Mark on BBC America

Robin Hood Makes his Mark on BBC America

By Garrett Godwin

He fights an unjust and corrupt system for those that can`t fight for themselves. He robs from the rich and gives to the poor.

He is the Prince of Thieves.

You know the story.

You know the name -- Robin Hood.

A heroic outlaw who is champion of the innocent and weak, he has been brought to life in books, movies, television, and so on for decades. Now, the story continues with the series Robin Hood, which can be seen every Saturday night at 9pm on BBC America.

Jonas Armstrong takes up the mantle as the legendary straight-arrow archer of Sherwood Forest. In the series, Robin of Locksley and his friend Much has returned home after five years of fighting in the holy wars.

Robin reconnects with friends and neighbors, and tried to rekindle his romance with true love Marian (Lucy Griffiths), who may or may not want anything to do with him. But he and Much soon discover that things have changed when there`s a new Sheriff in Nottingham who is very corrupt and evil. With the aid of Much and his men as well as Marian, Robin decides to become the protector of the people and correct the injustices in England.

Armstrong calls this Robin Hood "a believable superhero". "Like all leaders", he said, "he`s an egotist and he`s often quite arrogant. He`s not an out-and-out hero."

The series has done so well overseas, that it recently has been renewed for a second season. But for now, enjoy season one of Robin Hood Saturday nights at 9pm on BBC America.