Poldark is one of BBC One’s most successful TV series. The Aidan Turner starrer has completed two seasons and soon will be premiering its third season.
While there have been many updates about the upcoming third season of the show, here is everything to know about it.
Poldark season three
The Sun reported the events that should be expected in the upcoming third season. The outlet quoted writer Debbie Horsfield who stated that the new season would kick off the new story and introduce more drama to the show.
She also spoke about introducing new characters in the season along with the regular ones returning. Talking about characters, she offered a statement about lead star Turner’s character Captain Ross Poldark.
According to her, Poldark, the main character of the show will be older but not necessarily wiser. Much like in the previous season, his recklessness will cost him and his loved ones.
As fans might remember Turner’s Poldark did some questionable things in the second season. He forced himself on his former lover Elizabeth, brawled with archenemy George Warleggan and was also on the verge of getting hanged.
While he had nothing to do with the crime for which he was going to be hanged, forcing himself on his former lover and fighting his enemy Warleggan ended up creating the wrong impression of the hero in front of fans.
New addition to cast
Apart from the regular ones like Turner, Eleanor Tomlinson, Heida Reed, John Nettles, Gabriella Wilde and Jack Farthing, the new season will also be introducing new characters in the mix.
Josh Whitehouse, Harry Richardson, Tom York, Ellise Chappell and Sean Gilder are all joining Poldark with the new season.
Whitehouse will play Hugh Armitage, Richardson and York will play Demelza’s brothers, Chappell will play Elizabeth’s cousin and Gilder will play Warleggan’s friend and womanizer Tholly Tregirls.
While this would be the third season for Poldark, there is also a possibility of more seasons. A report stated that BBC has ordered a fourth and fifth season of the show. However, no confirmation has been made yet.
When Turner was asked if he would like to play his role in more seasons, he stated that he would play the role for as long as he can.
Since there is a total of thirteen Poldark novels, chances are the show could continue even after the rumored fifth season. Also with new seasons being made, there is also a possibility that more and more characters will be introduced later on.
After the first two seasons were based on two novels each, The Black Moon and the first half of The Four Swans are being used as the source material for the third season.
The plot of Poldark follows Captain Ross Poldark who returned home after taking part in the American Revolution in the late 18th century. It was revealed in the first season that he had chosen to fight for Britain in the revolution to save himself from going to jail for gambling.
When he returned from the war, he discovered that his father had died and in his absence, his fiancée Elizabeth had moved on with his cousin Francis. After having waited for him for two years, when there was no news about him, she presumed him to be dead.
Later in the season, he himself hired Demelza as a maid but they ended up falling in love. Since then Poldark has been about Poldark trying to re-build his entire life from scratch.
Poldark season three will be premiering in June this year but a confirmed date has yet to be revealed. It will air on BBC One.
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