London, June 26 : After playing a Bond villain, Toby Stephens is all set to star in the new Robin Hood series.
The 39-year-old, who played Gustav Graves in 'Die Another Day', will now be playing King John in the third series of the BBC drama.
"Toby's character is an egocentric maniac," The Mirror quoted a source, as saying.
Robin Hood will also see Keith Allen playing the Sheriff of Nottingham and Jonas Armstrong as Robin.
Currently being filmed in Hungary, it is scheduled to start in January.