With feuds, a marriage, intimations of mortality and the arrival of some fresh new characters, Poldark will hit the ground running when series 3 premieres on PBS beginning Sunday, October 1. UK audiences will get a jump on the Warleggan feud when Poldark returns in June to BBC1. As you can see from the series 3 first pic, there’s a bad moon rising over the Cornish coastline.
Attendees at the sold-out Radio Times Festival were treated to the opening scenes of series 3 recently of a pregnant Elizabeth (Heida Reid) is seen galloping uncontrollably near the clifftops before the ever-gallant Capt. Ross Poldark (Aidan Turner) spots her and rushes to her aid. Given the events that occurred at the end of series 2, one can only imagine how this went over…
Remember that, as series two concluded, Elizabeth had fallen pregnant after her night with Ross. Now, Elizabeth finds herself firmly entrenched in the Warleggan camp having married Ross’ arch enemy George which escalated the Poldark/Warleggan feud to levels we have yet to see.
Sadly, as we reported earlier, the greatness of Phil Davis will not be present in series 3. But, there are a number of new characters that come on the scene for series 3. While Ross and Demelza seem to be a little more settled in their marriage as the ‘work at a team’. How long that will last is anyone’s guess as the charm of Demelza is not lost on the other menfolk with signs pointing to a new admirer in the form of Josh Whithouse, played by Toby Armitage.
That bad moon is rising, isn’t it.
Poldark S3 returns to BBC1 in June with a PBS premiere date of October 1.