Poldark is coming back this autumn with what promises to be a wintry-looking series.
Shooting of series two began in November and wrapped in early March this year, meaning that it was almost exclusively shot in cold weather. Some external scenes were shot in October but the weather was “very bad” say production sources.
But BBC sources tell me that, while it has not been formally commissioned, series three is definitely also going ahead with filming due to start around September this year.
So Aidan Turner’s Ross will get at least a bit of late autumn sun on his bare chest when that series airs in 2017.
Turner has already hinted at what might be in store for him and Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson) when they return for series two this autumn.
“We pick it up exactly where we left off from last year,” Turner told journalists backstage at MCM comic-con, where he was appearing at a special Being Human reunion panel.
“So 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! 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.
“I mean, it was big the first year, but with all the support and the fanbase that we’ve accumulated? It’s gonna be amazing.”
Poldark series 2 is expected to air on BBC1 this autumn
Ben has worked as a professional journalist specialising in TV and the arts for nearly twenty years. After a two year stint on local newspapers in the mid 1990s, he spent more than 5 years as the broadcast reporter at the Stage newspaper. Following that he enjoyed staff reporting positions at the Sunday Mirror and the Sunday Times breaking stories and writing features before settling as a full time freelance writing for an array of newspapers and magazines - but mainly for the Guardian, Evening Standard, Broadcast, Independent and the New Statesman where he wrote a column.