Is Poldark new tonight (August 13)? It’s fair to ask the question given that it has been for the past nine weeks. Unfortunately, the answer’s bad news. There is no installment airing on BBC One tonight, and there won’t be another one until presumably the summer of 2018.
(If you are American and you stumbled across the article looking for the season 3 premiere date, Poldark will return on October 1.)
The first thing that you should know, if you’re a British viewer waiting for season 4, is that it’s already been both ordered and written by the folks over at the BBC. They are not messing around when it comes to ensuring that the franchise lives on! Filming for the new batch of episodes is also going to be taking place starting in the fall, and they could be ready in plenty of time to air in the summer. This feels like the perfect time to put the show on the air, given that this is when there are a large pool of viewers around and there is not that much in the way of substantial competition. There’s also nothing that should interfere with the show airing during this time next year, provided that nothing happens between now and then that keeps us in some sort of holding pattern.
As for what else you should know about the show next season, here are a few more details (there are spoilers for season 3 ahead, so read with caution if you’re behind).
1. Expect a more political Ross – After deciding to finally take a step forward into more of a political career, you will see the title character spending more time in larger cities in season 4. While it will still have a familiar feel, you will get a sense of the larger universe to go along with it.
2. Moving forward in time – Time jumps are almost standard for the show at this point, so be prepared for that to happen once more. By the end of the series, you almost have to expect that Aidan Turner and Eleanor Tomlinson are going to be wearing old-age makeup.
3. The end in sight – Turner said recently that he doesn’t expect there to be that much for Poldark to do by the time the show makes it to the end of a potential season 5, so we anticipate that being the end of the show. Five years is a lot for a British TV series, so we certainly won’t be bitter if that does end up being the end of the road.
Is there anything that you want to see in general in Poldark season 4, and are you bitter that season 3 only has nine episodes? Be sure to share some of your thoughts on that subject in the comments!
Meanwhile, head over to this link in the event you do want to get some other news and insight when it comes to the show. (Photo: BBC.)