First Image: Aidan Turner In BBC One’s ‘Poldark’ Reboot

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The BBC has today released the first image (see below) of Aidan Turner in costume as Ross Poldark in their upcoming Poldark reboot, which is currently in production in Cornwall and Bristol.

Poldark is set in late 18th century Cornwall when Ross Poldark returns from the American War of Independence to his beloved Cornwall to find his world in ruins: his father dead, the family mine long since closed, his house wrecked and his sweetheart pledged to marry his cousin. But Ross finds that hope and love can be found when you are least expecting it in the wild but beautiful Cornish landscape.

The cast is being led by Aidan Turner, who is playing series lead Ross Poldark. The large cast also includes Phil Davis (Whitechapel), Jack Farthing (Blandings), Kyle Solder (Anna Karenina), Warren Clarke (Red Riding), Beatie Edney (Poirot), Alexander Arnold  (Skins), Robert Daws (Holby), Eleanor Tomlinson (The White Queen), Ruby Bentall (The Paradise) and Heida Reed (Silent Witness).

This new 8 part series, based on the series of novels by Winston Graham and the 1970s television series, is being adapted by Debbie Horsfield, directed by Endeavour helmer Ed Bazalgette and produced by Mammoth Screen. Eliza Mellor is serving as the series producer; while Polly Hill, Debbie Horsfield, Karen Thrussell and Damien Timmer are executive producing.