After months of rumours, BBC One has confirmed that they have renewed their hit Poldark reboot for a third season, set to air in 2017. Ten episodes have been ordered for the show’s third season, matching the order for season two.
The third season pick-up comes some months before the show’s second season, which will feature original series star John Nettles in a guest starring role as one of the county’s wealthiest landowners Ray Penvenen, is set to premiere on BBC One later this year. Filming on season three gets underway in Cornwall in September.
“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”, said Mammonth Screen’s Damien Timmer. “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!”
Based on the series of novels by Winston Graham and the 1970s television series, Poldark is produced by Mammoth Screen and stars Aidan Turner (Being Human), Phil Davis (Whitechapel), Jack Farthing (Blandings), Kyle Soller (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). The executive producers are Debbie Horsfield, Tom Mullens, Karen Thrussell Damien Timmer and Elizabeth Kilgarriff
The show’s second season is set in 1790 and there is riot and revolution in the air. Ross Poldark must once again fight for his freedom when George Warleggan tries desperately to steal his mine and have him hanged as a revolutionary. Crippled by debts, Ross and Francis try to heal old wounds by joining forces in a new mine free of the Warleggans. But Ross and Elizabeth’s feelings for each other cannot be repressed, and Ross risks everything in a desperate smuggling venture.