Premiere Date Confirmed For Poldark Series 2

BBC One has confirmed that Poldark will return on September 4th at 9pm for a ten episode second series, adapted by Debbie Horsfield (Cutting It) from the third and fourth instalments in the Winston Graham series of books.

It’s 1790 and there is riot and revolution in the air. Ross Poldark (Aidan Turner) must fight for his freedom when George Warleggan (Jack Farthing) tries to have him hanged as a revolutionary. While Francis (Kyle Soller) and Elizabeth (Heida Reed) watch on in horror, can Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson) save Ross from himself?

Crippled by debts, Ross and Francis join forces in a new mine free of the Warleggans. Ross and Elizabeth are thrown together by unforeseen circumstances, and Ross risks everything in a smuggling venture. Meanwhile, the fate of the Poldarks is tied to Dr Dwight Enys (Luke Norris) and young heiress Caroline Penvenen (Gabriella Wilde) in unexpected ways.

Joining the cast for series two are John Nettles (Midsomer Murders) as wealthy landowner Ray Penvenen, and Hugh Skinner (W1A) as prospective MP Unwin Trevaunance who seeks to marry Ray’s manipulative niece Caroline and her fortune.

The third series of Poldark, which goes into production this autumn, 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.”

Poldark is filmed on location in Cornwall, around Bristol and at The Bottle Yard Studios.