Even though season 3 may not have premiered yet in America, Poldark season 4 filming is officially underway! Today, the BBC confirmed the glorious news, while also confirming that production for the period drama featuring Aidan Turner will take place in three different places: London, Bristol, and of course the series’ primary setting of Cornwall. This will be the most urban series for the show to date, largely because of Aidan’s title character of Ross Poldark become more immersed in politics than ever before. He wants to do right by the people in his community, which means being their champion while others (including, of course, George Warleggan) look to exploit them in almost every way that they possibly can.
In a statement confirming the glorious news of production starting today, show executive producer Karen Thrussell had the following message to pass along:
“We were hugely gratified by the massive amount of love the audience felt for series three. We hope this will be our strongest series yet, with eight brilliant scripts from Debbie Horsfield, a whole new world of stories and our very wonderful cast.
“In this series, Ross and Demelza will face new challenges and try to turn their backs on old ghosts. Ross strives to become a better man, but his dark and reckless streak is never far from the surface and will lead to him facing new enemies and suffering great losses.”
For Ross Poldark, highs and lows are things that he is probably used to feeling at this point. He’s a character who is kind, but also flawed beyond measure. He makes mistakes and then has to live with him. There’s something human about that, and it is probably the show’s combination of epic romance with modern-day relatability and imperfection that make it so appealing.
How long will Poldark season 4 filming last?
For quite a few months! Typically, filming goes from the fall into the spring, with a few little breaks sprinkled in here and there. Given that this is a show with a lot of exterior locations, it takes a long time to film some of these. Also, you have to remember that producers are dealing with Cornwall’s sometimes-difficult weather in the process. Many of these shots are magnificent, and they come with a cost: Enduring the rain and the heavy winds, which can cause all sorts of trouble for the sound crew.
Once Poldark season 4 filming is over, we then move over to the next order of business: Getting a chance to learn when the show will premiere. Our sentiment right now is that the new episodes will begin airing next summer. That worked well this year, and this show is a nice breath of fresh air during this time of the year.
What do you want to see on Poldark season 4?
Let us know now in the attached comments! Also, be sure to check out the story here to get the smallest of glimpses into the recent Poldark season 4 table-read that set up everything that you’re going to see this season. (Photo: BBC.)