I’ve always heard about the concept of ‘Christmas in July’ but have never really experienced it until now. With series 2 of Poldark just around the corner this Fall on BBC1 and PBS, the Beeb has announced that series 3 has been commissioned for a 2017 transmission.
While no one outside of Cornwall really knows what we’re in for when S2 begins but Aidan Turner (Capt Ross Poldark) has promised S2 will be ‘huge’. “We pick it up exactly where we left off from last year,” Turner said recently. “It’s a time when Ross and Demelza have just lost their child, his company is down the pan, they’re broke, and he’s been arrested. It looks like he’s going to prison. It’s a cheery beginning!”
Poldark S2 will be set in 1794 and will see more drama than the law allows unfold against the backdrop of the French revolution casting a shadow over life in Cornwall. Along with the obvious return of Aidan Turner and Eleanor Tomlinson, series 2 will introduce other key characters to the sweeping 18th century saga of Cornish life, including one very familiar face to public television fans of Midsomer Murders, John Nettles, as Ray Penvenen, one of the county’s wealthiest landowners, and Gabriella Wilde (The Three Musketeers, Endless Love) as his niece Caroline Penvenen, a beautiful and manipulative heiress.
Poldark S3 will, again, be adapted for television by Debbie Horsfield from the novels by Winston Graham. Keeping this little item in the back of our collective mind palaces, Fall can’t come soon enough so we can all enjoy series 2 of Poldark armed with the knowledge there will be more episodes in our telly future.