Keep your shirts on, Captain Ross will return and probably without his. The BBC confirms it has renewed the Poldark TV show for a third season on BBC One. There was little worry that Poldark would be cancelled. Last month, we reported filming had already begun on season three. The second series of Poldark will air on both PBS MASTERPIECE and BBC One in fall, 2016, date TBA.
A British drama series set in Cornwall, England, after the American Revolution, the Poldark TV series cast includes: Aidan Turner, Eleanor Tomlinson, Heida Reed, Jack Fathering, Kyle, Soller, Warren Clarke, Phil Davis, Beatie Edney, Ruby Bentall, Richard Harrington, Robin Ellis, Luke Norris, Richard Hope, Alexander Arnold, Pip Torrens, and Caroline Blakiston.
Get the details from this BBC press release.
Poldark will return to BBC One for a third series
Date: 06.07.2016 Last updated: 06.07.2016 at 09.30
Category: BBC One; Drama; Commissioning; Casting
After months of speculation it is confirmed that Aidan Turner will be back for a third series of the award-winning hit BBC One drama Poldark.
Series two of the hugely popular drama, which is coming soon to BBC One, stars Turner as the nation’s hero Ross Poldark and Eleanor Tomlinson as his wife Demelza, in ten new episodes adapted by Debbie Horsfield from the novels by Winston Graham.
And as the drama hits television screens across the UK filming will commence on the next installment – series three – of the Cornish saga.
Production company Mammoth Screen has confirmed that Horsfield will be writing further episodes of Poldark, which will be filmed in even more stunning locations across Cornwall and Bristol later this year, for transmission in 2017.
1794: Ross must traverse new family, new loves and new battles, as the French revolution casts a shadow over life in Cornwall.
The debut series peaked with 9.4 million viewers across TV and iPlayer, generating phenomenal media interest which culminated in it winning the Radio Times Audience Award at this year’s Baftas.
Mammoth Screen Managing Director Damien Timmer says: “Poldark is a passion project for all of us, and it’s with real excitement that we prepare for both the launch of series two and our return to Cornwall to shoot series three. Winston Graham and Debbie Horsfield’s extraordinary flair for storytelling means the saga of Ross, his friends and enemies will go to even more thrilling places!”
Elizabeth Kilgarriff, Executive Producer for the BBC, says: “Series two promises to take the audience on another fantastic rollercoaster ride and we’re thrilled to know that the story won’t end there. It’s a testament to Debbie’s brilliant storytelling and the passion of the Mammoth team that Poldark will be returning for a third series, with yet more twists and turns for these much-loved characters.”
Poldark is adapted by Debbie Horsfield (Cutting It, The Riff Raff Element) the third series will be produced by Roopesh Parekh (The Hollow Crown: The Wars Of The Roses, And Then There Were None) and Michael Ray and directed by Josh Agnew (Mr Selfridge, Law & Order:UK) and Stephen Woolfenden (Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them). Debbie Horsfield continues to serve as executive producer alongside Tom Mullens, Karen Thrussell and Damien Timmer for Mammoth Screen and Elizabeth Kilgarriff for the BBC.
What do you think? Have you watched the first season of the Poldark TV series on PBS or BBC One? Do you plant to watch the seasons two and three?