Here’s your first look at the second season of ‘Poldark’ with Gabriella as Caroline Penvenen. The new series starts on Sunday, September 4 at 9pm on BBC One.
DEADLINE – Aidan Turner has been set to return for a third season of BBC One drama, Poldark. The BBC confirmed today that 10 new episodes of the Mammoth Screen series will be adapted by Debbie Horsfield from the novels by Winston Graham. A shooting start is imminent with a 2017 airdate eyed. Season 2 is due to air later this year on the flagship channel as well as on Masterpiece in the U.S.
Set in 1794, Poldark sees our hero traverse new family, new loves and new battles, as the French revolution casts a shadow over life in Cornwall. Also returning to the drama is Eleanor Tomlinson as Ross Poldark’s wife Demelza. Joining the cast are Midsomer Murders‘ John Nettles, Gabriella Wilde (Endless Love) and Hugh Skinner (W1A), The Guardian noted.
Poldark’s first season peaked with 9.4M viewers and gained a big fan following at home and abroad. It also sparked a renewed interest in scything — particularly of the shirtless variety.
Mammoth’s Managing Director, Damien Timmer, calls Poldark “a passion project for all of us” and promises the saga of Ross, his friends and enemies “will go to even more thrilling places” in Season 3.
The new season will be produced by Roopesh Parekh (The Hollow Crown: The Wars Of The Roses) and Michael Ray, and directed by Josh Agnew (Mr Selfridge) and Stephen Woolfenden (Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them). Horsfield continues to serve as executive producer alongside Tom Mullens, Karen Thrussell and Timmer for Mammoth Screen, and Elizabeth Kilgarriff for the BBC.
THE GUARDIAN – Aidan Turner and Eleanor Tomlinson will reunite for an extended 10-part run of BBC1’s Poldark, two more than the first series of the most talked about drama of the year.
Filming on the second series began in Cornwall this week, with the BBC hoping to build on the success of the first run which peaked with nearly 10 million viewers and prompted an unlikely national debate about topless scything.
New additions include former Midsomer Murders star John Nettles, who will play one of the county’s wealthiest landowners, as well as Gabriella Wilde (Endless Love) and W1A’s Hugh Skinner.
Debbie Horsfield will adapt all 10 episodes from the acclaimed novels by Winston Graham, set in 1790, with “riot and revolution in the air. Ross Poldark must once again fight for his freedom … Can Demelza save Ross from himself?”
Turner said the new series “presents a whole new set of challenges for both him and me and I can’t wait for it to kick off again”.
Polly Hill, controller BBC drama commissioning, said Horsfield had done a “magnificent job once again, bringing the next two books to screen – so much happens she needed a further two episodes”.
Hello! According to Robin Ellis, Gabriella was cast on BBC’s One ‘Poldark’ as Caroline Penvenen! As a huge fan of the tv series, I am beyond excited to see her in this new project (and I totally recommend it). There’s no confirmation yet, except this picture below but as soon as we have more information, I will share them here and on twitter.
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