With Poldark season 4 filming officially underway now, we feel that it’s a great time to share some casting news! Max Bennett and Rebecca Front have joined the BBC drama series, and their roles are going to help to further shake up the foundation of this Cornwall-set series.
For a little more insight on everything that’s coming up, our suggestion is to check out the new BBC synopsis! This offers up a deeper look into these two castings, coupled with the story that is going to bring Ross Poldark over to London.
“1796: Ross (Turner) must defend Cornwall from an empowered George Warleggan (Jack Farthing), and risks everything he holds dear as he embarks on a political journey which takes him to the nation’s capital. Demelza (Tomlinson) finds her loyalties torn, Elizabeth (Heida Reed) tries to strengthen her marriage, Morwenna (Ellise Chappell) continues to be oppressed by husband Reverend Ossie Whitworth (Christian Brassington), and the Enyses (Luke Norris and Gabriella Wilde) are tested as never before.
“Two powerful new characters enter the saga, as Rebecca Front (War And Peace, The Thick Of It) is Lady Whitworth, Ossie’s formidable mother, and Max Bennett (The Hollow Crown) is Monk Adderley, an unscrupulous society figure who is on a collision course with the Poldarks. Also back for series four are Harry Richardson and Tom York as Drake and Sam Carne, Beatie Edney as Prudie and Josh Whitehouse as Lieutenant Hugh Armitage, who remains deeply in love with Demelza.”
Obviously, the saddest bit of news here is learning that Ossie Whitworth, who we christened Awful McAwfulface for most of season 3 thanks to him being a truly horrific human being, is back. While we do think that Morwenna will eventually get away from this tyrant (we’re an eternal optimist that way), it could prove to be very difficult. We’re also pleased to see that Elizabeth will continue her efforts to be treated more as an equal in her marriage, and that there is going to be a chance for Ross to battle George on a new and very-different stage. One of the reasons why filming may be moving to some urban areas is to capture Ross in this particular environment, one where he can be a little more thoughtful and politically-minded to better help some of his people.
Of course, Ross should still be concerned about the status of his marriage given that Hugh Armitage effectively gives Demelza everything in which he does not, and he has not been altogether apologetic about that. The additions of Max Bennett and Rebecca Front could prove interesting — it’s hard to know a lot about Monk Adderley out of context, but we are curious to see what sort of woman raised Whitworth to become the abusive husband and all-around pervert that he is.
What do you want to see on Poldark season 4?
Let us know in the comments! Meanwhile, be sure to head over to this link to read some more news regarding the recent season 4 filming announcement. (Photo: BBC.)