With Poldark season 3 starting to get close to its big premiere date, we are at a time when some further news on the story ahead will start to come out! This includes today a new chat with series star Aidan Turner, one that does a good job generating some early excitement for what will be coming down the road.
Specifically, Turner sat down for an interview with the Radio Times, and offered up the following teaser regarding the specifics of where the story picks back up — especially in terms of Ross and Demelza, and the aftermath of their reconciliation through the lens of Elizabeth’s pregnancy:
“When we start the third series we get a feeling that a lot has passed; months have passed and they’ve already discussed what has happened. And so they’re not at each other’s throats, but there’s definitely questions about who the father [of Elizabeth’s baby] may be and whether the relationship is going to last.”
On paper, all of this sounds as though it is going to make for a great place to pick the story back up. This is a show that is intent on press forward through stages of Ross’ life, so we’re not going to say that we’re shocked to learn about a time jump … not as though we’re just learning about that, either. The most important thing is surveying the state of the Ross / Demelza relationship.
For the record, we are rather pleased with where the show seems to be placing it in terms of reality. If a real couple was to go through some of what they have, it’s not going to be rosy all of the time. There will be significant bumps in the road, and it does make a great deal of sense for the show to explore some of that at every opportunity that seems reasonable. You don’t want to go into overkill with it, but you also don’t want to shy away from it. This is a show where there are patterns of drama, and we don’t think viewers will be upset over seeing that play out. It’s a part of the fabric!
Poldark season 3 will premiere on BBC One in June, and we of course are going to continue to present various coverage of it over at the link here. Be sure to come back for more frequent updates! (Photo: BBC.)