Poldark Season 2 just released its first teaser video with Aidan Turner facing darker times ahead in Cornwall. In its freshman run, the show was awarded the Radio Times? TV Moment of the Year for Turner?s shirtless scything scene.
However, producers previously said that Turner?s Ross Poldark will be keeping his clothes on in Season 2 since ?autumn is very chilly in Cornwall,? as writer Debbie Horsfield said in a report by Independent. She also added that the first season was filmed during the ?best summer in living memory? so a repeat of that topless scything scene appears to be impossible in autumn.
Although the first teaser trailer suggests otherwise. Perhaps this time we?ll be seeing him shirtless indoors since it?s too cold outside for him to show some skin. Whether viewers will see Turner with his clothes on or not, surely everyone will be tuning in when Season 2 returns as Ross fights for freedom once again in Cornwall.
In the teaser trailer, we see Ross in chains after getting arrested last season for wreckage and plunder. His alleged crimes also resulted to the death of George Warleggan?s cousin, Matthew. While in chains, we hear Turner?s voice in the teaser saying, ?I fought for our liberty… for our hopes? for our dreams? And I’ll keep on fighting, whatever the cost.?
Adding to his woes is the death of their daughter Julia due to the putrid throat epidemic in the first season?s finale. He and his wife Demelza were still grieving for her death as Ross got arrested.
Furthermore, as Ross faces darker days ahead, we will also see him get torn between his love for Demelza and his lust for his former lover, Elizabeth. The show apparently axed a controversial scene from Winston Graham?s original novels which sees Ross breaking into Elizabeth?s home and forcing her into bed.
Instead, the show decided to ?update? that scene to make it far less shocking. There will definitely be a love triangle. We will see the former lovers get into an affair.
?It seems consensual, and it just seems right,? Turner told The Sun. ?He goes to talk. He doesn?t go to commit a crime.?
He continued, ?They talk and it seems like there is still this spark between them, this unfinished business emotionally. Certainly, that?s how Ross feels. He doesn?t force himself upon her.?
The breakout UK period drama was one of 2015?s surprise hits garnering 9.5 million viewers in its first run. With the success of the first season and a heavily-anticipated second instalment, the show has already been confirmed for Season 3.
Catch the premiere of Poldark Season 2 this September 4 on BBC One while the US premiere will be on September 25.