The Poldark Season 2 release date has finally been confirmed for September 4. Aidan Turner returns as Ross Poldark in BBC One?s hit period drama.
The series was a surprise hit in 2015 which garnered 9.5 million views in its first run. Turner, 33, also won Radio Times? ?TV Moment of the Year 2015? for his shirtless scything scene in the first season. The show catapulted the actor to stardom and was rumored to be the next James Bond.
However, the rumors have been put to rest as the period drama has already been renewed for a third season prior to the airing of the second installment.
The third season will be aired next year with 10 episodes. Executive producer Elizabeth Kilgarriff promises ?more twists and turns for these much loved characters,? as reported by The Week.
Kilgarriff also teased on what to expect for Season 2. ?Series two promises to take the audience on another fantastic rollercoaster ride and we?re thrilled to know that the story won?t end there,? Kilgarriff said.
While Damien Timmer of Mammoth Screen, which is the series? production company said, ?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.?
Meanwhile, Turner, in an interview with Radio Times, also lets us in on what to expect for the upcoming season which will pick up exactly where Season 1 left off.
?So it?s a time when Ross and Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson) have just lost their child, his company is down the pan, they?re broke, and he?s been arrested,? Turner said. ?It looks like he?s going to prison.?
?It?s a cheery beginning!? he quips. ?And yeah, there?s so much story in it, and all the characters have massive arcs in the next series ? I think we?re 10 episodes next series.?
Turner also added that the upcoming season will be ?huge.? Their freshman run was definitely huge as well but with all the support and passionate fan base they gained after the first run, ?It?s gonna be amazing,? he said.
Catch the Poldark Season 2 premiere this September 4 on BBC One.