Scottish move for Robin Hood?

bbc/tiger aspectBBC One drama Robin Hood could move production base to Scotland, from Hungary, if the corporation decides to renew the series for a fourth year.

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The BBC is considering moving production of their Saturday evening drama series Robin Hood from Hungary to Scotland for a possible fourth year. The first three seasons of the series has so far been filmed in Hungary with BBC Wales as the arm of the BBC responsible – and Tiger Aspect as the production company. However, as the BBC considers renewing the series for a fourth year it is seriously giving thought to moving production back to the UK and placing the show under the BBC Scotland banner, although Tiger Aspect would still continue to produce the series.

The third series of the drama is currently airing on Saturday evenings although it has had an unsteady time in the ratings. Its opening episode narrowly beat its ITV rival Primeval however, a week later this reversed and Primeval took the lead – but both shows suffered big drops in the ratings. Over the Easter Weekend Robin Hood recovered much lost ground and was back on form while Primeval, which clashed with the Doctor Who special, suffered its lost ever rating. However, in a further twist last Saturday night Primeval recovered while Robin Hood tumbled once more.

If a fourth season does go ahead it’s already known it will not feature lead actor Jonas Armstrong who will bow out in the series three finale. Also believed to be departing, after making such comments to the media, is Keith Allen who plays the Sherriff of Nottingham. If there was a fourth series it seems it would be something of a re-launch for the drama with two new leading characters and possibly a new production base.