It has been a year since “Poldark” aired its season 1 finale which hints at a very grim future for Ross Poldark (Aiden Turner) and his wife, Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson). In the season ender, Ross’ smelting company closed as the company was outbid for the available copper. Meanwhile, Demelza and her baby got struck down with diphtheria, which resulted to the baby’s death. To help ease the hunger pains of his mineworkers, Ross let his workers plunder Warleggan’s (Jack Farthing) ship, and later, Ross was arrested for murder and wrecking the ship.
According to Radio Times, the official premiere date of the drama has been revealed, and fans will see Turner return as Captain Poldark on Sept. 4. The new season will run 10 episodes, up from last season’s eight-episode order.
Speaking with journalists at MCM Comic Con earlier this year, Turner confirmed that season 2 will “pick up exactly where we left off from last year.” This means that there won’t be a time jump in the new season, and it is expected that Ross will be seen in jail in the premiere episode.
The new season will start on a gloomy note given how the first season ended in April 2015.
“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,” Turner said. “It looks like he’s going to prison.”
The actor added that there’s a lot of stories to tell in the new season and that all of the characters will have “massive arcs” in season 2.
In a statement released by BBC, executive producer Elizabeth Kilgarriff said that the new season will “take the audience on another fantastic rollercoaster ride and we’re thrilled to know that the story won’t end there.” Ahead of its second season run, it was reported that “Poldark” has been renewed for a third season.
“Poldark” season 2 premieres on Sept. 4 on BBC One.