Poldark to return for a third series
The BBC has commissioned Poldark for a third series, before the second series has even broadcast.
The first series of the Cornwall-set drama, starring Aiden Turner as the broody Captain Ross Poldark and Eleanor Tomlinson as his servant-turned-wife, was a huge success when it first aired last year. The drama averaged 8.11 million viewers an episode, with a scene where Aiden Turner appears half-naked scything in a field attracting particular interest.
The second series of Poldark is set to air in September on BBC One, while the BBC announced yesterday the third series would begin filming around the same time.
The third series will cover the fifth and sixth novels in Winston Graham’s beloved series, which Debbie Horsfield will return to adapt. It will return for ten episodes. The main cast, including Turner and Tomlinson, have all signed up for the new series.
A BBC spokesman said the new series of Poldark “will be filmed in even more stunning locations across Cornwall and Bristol later this year for transmission in 2017”.
Director of Poldark producers Mammoth Screen, Damien Timmer, said: “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.”