One of the most beloved and successful British series of the 1970s is about to make a glorious return on the small screens. The Poldark Official Facebook Page has just announced that the filming for the first series ( which will have 8 episodes) is done. The premiere date has not been released, but it is expected to air at the beginning of 2015. Poldark was commissioned by Danny Cohen, the current BBC director of television along with Our Zoo, From There to Here, Dickensian in 2013.
Poldark is an adaptation of Winston Graham’s novels, set in the late 18th century, when British officer Ross Poldark returns home after escaping as a prisoner of war hoping to reunite with his family. But nothing goes as planned as Poldark discovers that his father has died, his fiancée is engaged to someone else and his estate is in ruin. The original series was sold in over forty countries, becoming one of the most successful British adaptations of all times. Poldark 2015 is not far from success either as it has already been pre-sold to several countries and it is expected to be a award magnet in the years to come.
The stars of the series are Aidan Turner (The Hobitt, Being Human) and Eleanor Tomlinson (Jack The Giant Slayer).