Poldark gets second series commission

Aidan Turner returning for more ‘Poldark’

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BBC One has commissioned a second series of Sunday night hit drama Poldark.

Charlotte Moore, Controller of BBC One, confirmed the news saying: “I can also exclusively announce that Sunday’s night new phenomenon Poldark that has captured the nations’ hearts has been commissioned for a second series.”

Adding: “Aidan Turner will return as Ross Poldark and Eleanor Tomlinson as Demelza in a new eight-part series written by Debbie Horsfield that will cover books three and four of Winston Graham’s series.”

Poldark’s consolidated series average so far is 8.1 million, helping BBC One towards its best yearly start performance in a decade.

Series 1 of Poldark is currently airing on Sunday’s at 9pm on BBC One.