It is not a good time to be Ross Poldark. Below, watch stars Aidan Turner, Eleanor Tomlinson, and Heida Reed tease the second season of the Poldark TV show. The cast also includes: Kyle Soller, Jack Farthing, Philip Davis, and Beatie Edney.
Poldark, season two, premieres on PBS MASTERPIECE Sunday, September 25 2016, at 8:00pm ET/PT. The second season also features Gabriella Wilde, John Nettles, Luke Norris, and Henry Garrett.
Watch, “POLDARK on MASTERPIECE | Season 2: Inside Look” from PBS.”
Here’s more about Poldark season two, from PBS.
Neither pestilence, starvation, nor betrayal can stop Ross Poldark from ghting for justice in his native Cornwall. Aidan Turner (The Hobbit) returns as the ex-officer, class warrior, lover, and mining entrepreneur, called by The New York Times “the noblest, hottest, most down-to-earth hero.” Poldark, Season 2 airs on MASTERPIECE in nine gripping new episodes, this fall on PBS.
Also back is co-star Eleanor Tomlinson (Death Comes to Pemberley), playing Demelza, the miner’s daughter who is Ross’ equal in passion, wit, and daring—which is, of course, why they marry.
The returning cast includes Heida Reed (One Day) as Ross’ first love, Elizabeth, who broke his heart by marrying his duplicitous cousin Francis, played with intriguing ambiguity by Kyle Soller (Anna Karenina). Also back are Jack Farthing (Poirot) as George Warleggan, the arch-villain who would rather see Ross dead, a situation he does his best to arrange; along with Philip Davis (White Teeth) and Beatie Edney (Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day) as Ross’ exasperating servants, Jud and Prudie Paynter.
New this season—or thrust into prominence from last—are Gabriella Wilde (Endless Love) as Caroline Penvenen, a flirtatious young heiress under the watchful eye of her rich uncle, Ray, played by John Nettles (Midsomer Murders); Luke Norris (Titanic) as earnest young doctor Dwight Enys, who only has time for his patients— and for Caroline; and Henry Garrett (Zero Dark Thirty) as Captain McNeil, Ross’ old comrade from the war, now hunting smugglers and an opportunity to woo a certain married lady.
Viewers of the first season will recall that Ross shocks his relatives and neighbors when he shows up from America, since all had presumed him dead. Then he sets about upending their lives—threatening the copper mining interests of his uncle and cousin, Charles and Francis Poldark, and the rival operation of upstart George Warleggan. He is also ensnared in a romantic web that connects him, Francis, and George to the beautiful Elizabeth. Nevertheless, Ross happily marries Demelza and they have a daughter. But in the nal episode of Season1, an epidemic takes the child away, and a shipwreck and drowning are blamed on Ross.
So at the start of Season 2, Ross stands accused of murder and “wrecking”— luring a cargo ship to the rocks for plunder. It’s a capital offense, the judge is unsympathetic, hostile witnesses have been bribed and Ross appears headed for the gallows. It’s just the rst in a string of suspenseful episodes every bit as precipitous as the steep cliffs of Cornwall.
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