In a Tweet to me about the clip of Poldark that was shown at TVCA Downton Abbey panel Max Follmer of http://brief.promaxbda.org/ says,
@Poldarked New series looks VERY compelling based on the clip. Aidan Turner def will steal hearts Stateside. Could be next Downton.
Yesssss! Thank you, Max.
Pic via Wiltshire Gazette and herald
A clip from the new BBC series Poldark starring Aidan Turner as Ross Poldark and Eleanor Tomlinson as Demelza, was shown at the Television Critics Association press tour in Beverley Hills, California on Tuesday 22 July, 2014. The clip was shown at the press panel for Downton Abbey along with two others for the upcoming British dramas: Wolf Hall, Indian Summers according to Current.Org
Wouldn’t we just love to have seen that?
Picture credit Official Poldark
Aidan Turner has signed a five year contract to play Ross in the new BBC drama Poldark with filming for the second series planned for September 2015.
One of the things that has concerned me about the new production is the BBC’s commitment to it, so I was delighted to hear this news coming out of the Poldark panel at the Penzance Literary Festival yesterday.
Debbie Horsfield, the screen writer and Karen Thrussell the executive producer for Poldark made up the panel. Poldark fan @purplehare9 was there and she told me the news about the contract.
As we all know, the BBC isn’t flush with money so, unlike American TV stations, often uses relatively short contracts. Giving Aidan a five year one for Poldark shows real commitment to the show by both the actor and the BBC. Those of us who remember Aidan leaving Being Human at quite short notice can feel reassured by it.
There is, however, a sting in the tale. As @purperhare9 pointed out, there are twelve books to cover and, as Debbie Horsfield says she covers two in a series, that will leave us two books short.
So c’mon Aidan. Make it six years!
Photocredit Official Poldark