BBC confirms Poldark will return for a second series
Hit costume drama Poldark will return for a second series, the BBC has confirmed.
The series, which has been airing on Sunday nights on BBC1, has drawn rave reviews and attracted over eight million viewers each week. It will return for an second eight-episode run next year.
The drama, which is based on Winston Graham’s series of novels, has seen The Hobbit's Aidan Turner starring as Ross Poldark, a man who returns from war to find his estate in ruins, his father dead and the girl he loves engaged to another man.
Speaking about the recomission, Charlotte Moore, Controller of BBC One, said: "I can exclusively announce that Sunday’s night new phenomenon Poldark that has captured the nations’ hearts has been commissioned for a second series."
She continued: "Aidan Turner will return as Ross Poldark and Eleanor Tomlinson as Demelza in a new eight-part series written by Debbie Horsfield that will cover books three and four of Winston Graham’s series."