Although season two of Poldark has even begun airing yet, the BBC has confirmed, after months of speculation, that Aidan Turner will be back for a third series of the award-winning hit BBC One drama nest year.
Series two of the hugely popular drama, which is coming soon to BBC One, stars Turner as Ross Poldark and Eleanor Tomlinson as his wife Demelza, in 10 new episodes adapted by Debbie Horsfield from the novels by Winston Graham. And as the drama hits television screens filming will commence on series three of the Cornish saga.
Production company Mammoth Screen has confirmed that Horsfield will be writing further episodes of Poldark for transmission in 2017.
The debut series peaked with 9.4 million viewers across TV and iPlayer and won the Radio Times Audience Award at this year’s Baftas.
Mammoth Screen Managing Director Damien Timmer says: “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. Winston Graham and Debbie Horsfield’s extraordinary flair for storytelling means the saga of Ross, his friends and enemies will go to even more thrilling places!”
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.”
Meanwhile, here’s Aidan and his old Being Human muckers at MCM London Comic Con in May: