Poldark Will Return To BBC One For A Third Series

The BBC have confirmed that Aidan Turner will return for a third series of Poldark in 2017, adapted by Debbie Horsfield (Cutting It) from the fifth and sixth instalments in the Winston Graham series of books. Filming will take place across Cornwall and Bristol later this year.

Set in the 18th Century, Poldark follows the life and loves of dashing Cornish mine owner Ross Poldark. The ten episode second series, coming this autumn to BBC One, is set in 1790 and there is riot and revolution in the air. Ross must once again fight for his freedom when George Warleggan tries desperately to steal his mine and have him hanged as a revolutionary. Can Demelza save Ross from himself?

The third series will move the story on to 1794 where Ross “must traverse a new family, new loves and new battles, as the French revolution casts a shadow over life in Cornwall.”

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.”

The debut series of Poldark 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.