Poldark Will Return to BBC ONE for a Third Series

Company News July 4, 2016

Beginning in 1794 the third series will see Ross traverse new family, new loves and new battles, as the French revolution casts a shadow over life in Cornwall.

As series two of the award-winning drama returns to BBC One, filming will commence on the Cornish saga’s third series with Debbie Horsfield returning as the third installment’s writer, one which will be shot in even more stunning locations across Cornwall and Bristol later this year for transmission in 2017.

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!”

Executive producer Elizabeth Kilgarriff says: “Series two promises to take the audience on another fantastic rollercoaster ride and we’re thrilled to know that the story won’t end there.  It’s a testament to Debbie’s brilliant story-telling and the passion of the Mammoth team that Poldark will be returning for a third series with yet more twists and turns for these much loved characters.”

Poldark is adapted by Debbie Horsfield (Cutting It, The Riff Raff Element) and the third series will be produced by Roopesh Parekh (The Hollow Crown : The Wars of The Roses,  And Then There Were None) and Michael Ray and directed by Josh Agnew (Mr Selfridge, Law&Order:UK) and Stephen Woolfenden (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them). Debbie Horsfield continues to serve as executive producer alongside Tom Mullens, Karen Thrussell and Damien Timmer for Mammoth Screen and Elizabeth Kilgarriff for the BBC.

The debut series peaked with 9.4 million viewers across TV and iPlayer, generating phenomenal media interest which culminated in it winning the Radio Times Audience Award at this year’s BAFTAs.

If you missed the sensational first series, you can purchase the DVD here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00U7DLT8C