It’s sad news for fans of the BBC drama Poldark, the release date of the second series has been pushed back at least five months. The Cornish-set period drama adapted from Winston Graham’s popular novels became an instant sensation when it arrived on our screens last March and a second series for the show was quickly commissioned.
However, Poldark star Phil Davis told the Radio Times that “we didn’t start filming ’til September'” and as such work on the second series is ongoing. After series one’s devastating finale that ended with an intense cliff-hanger, Poldark’s creators can expect some complaints for holding its loyal audience in such suspense.
But before you despair, viewers will be rewarded with an extra two episodes as this series has been extended to a total of ten episodes and there is a lot to look forward too. Expect new cast members, love rivals and a darker turn (if you can get darker than series one!). But perhaps not too much shirtless scything as star Aidan Turner summed up the second series with the single word “clothes” during a Radio Times interview.