BBC One has released a first look image of Aidan Turner in character as Ross Poldark in the upcoming second season of their hit period drama, which is set to premiere this September.
Penned by Debbie Horsfield, 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 drama series, based on the series of novels by Winston Graham and the 1970s television series of the same name, is produced by Mammoth Screen and stars Aidan Turner, Phil Davis, Jack Farthing, Kyle Soller, Warren Clarke, Beatie Edney, Alexander Arnold, Robert Daws, Eleanor Tomlinson, Ruby Bentall, Heida Reed, John Nettles, Gabriella Wilde and Hugh Skinner. BBC One recently renewed the series for a ten episode third season.
Poldark‘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.
Check out the first look image below: