Aidan Turner is in chains in new Poldark season two trailer

There's more trouble on the horizon for the Cornish hero as the period drama prepares to return to BBC1

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There’s serious trouble brewing for our Cornish hero in the first look trailer for Poldark season two. Aidan Turner, who plays the period drama’s oft-shirtless lead, has been fighting for liberty, hopes and dreams and he insists he’ll “keep on fighting, whatever the cost” in the moody 30-second teaser. 

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The price of his efforts, though, seem to be rather steep. He can be spotted atop a Cornish cliff in handcuffs being led away by soldiers and later through the dark bars of a prison cell. 

But that’s not all for this atmospheric series. We also spy tears and tarot cards, gun shots, sex, sunsets, screams and shackles. 

So, erm, one heck of a season two, then. 

The final episode of Poldark series one saw Ross Poldark arrested after a ship was wrecked off the coast of his land, while he and Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson) struggled to come to terms with the death of their child. 

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Poldark will be back on 4th September on BBC1