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BBC confirms Poldark rumours

After months of speculation, BBC One has finally confirmed what we’d all guessed – Aidan Turner will be returning for a third series of the award-winning Cornish drama Poldark.

Based on Winston Graham‘s novels and adapted by Debbie Horsfield, the ten-part second series, which is set to air this autumn, sees stars Aidan Turner reprise his role as hero Ross Poldark alongside Eleanor Tomlinson as his wife Demelza.

Following series one ratings of 9.4 million, series two will be set on 1794, where Ross must traverse new family, new loves and new battles, as the French revolution casts a shadow over life in Cornwall.

Mammoth Screen Managing Director Damien Timmer says: “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. Winston Graham and Debbie Horsfield’s extraordinary flair for storytelling means the saga of Ross, his friends and enemies will go to even more thrilling places!”

Produced by Mammoth Screen, filming will commence on series 3 of Poldark in the autumn in Cornwall and Bristol for broadcast in 2017.