Poldark fans should be very happy, as the hit BBC drama is set to return to TV screens sooner than we thought.
While the second season of the show, which stars Irish hunk Aidan Turner, aired in the autumn – the third series has a summer release date, which means fans won’t have to wait so long.
Season 3 of Poldark will start on BBC One in June, but an actual release date is yet to be announced.
Speaking to Radio Times, a BBC spokeswoman confirmed the news, “The earlier filming schedule on this series means that we can bring the much anticipated third series back sooner for fans to Sunday nights in June.”
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The third series of the 18th century drama will include nine episodes in total, and will debut three new characters, which will be played by Harry Richardson, Tom York, and Ellise Chappell.
Tom and Harry will play Demelza’s (Eleanor Tomlinson) brothers, Drake and Sam, while Ellise will star as Morwenna, the cousin of Elizabeth Poldark, played by Heida Reed.
Writer Debbie Horsfield said, “We’re thrilled to be kicking off Series 3 with a fantastic array of new characters and a story which scales new heights of conflict, feuding, passion and drama.
“Ross is older but not necessarily wiser, and his recklessness sometimes costs him, and his loved ones, dear. We’re in for a rollercoaster ride where the stakes have never been higher.”