Poldark season 5 is inching ever closer to its big premiere! More than likely, new episodes are coming your way in July and through those, you’ll see a wonderful collage of so many different things — think in terms of some heartfelt moments, some heartbreaking ones, and hopefully a few sequences that signal what the future of Cornwall could be. Ross Poldark’s journey has never been a dull one, and in some ways, season 5 is going to be more of an exciting canvas than ever.
Why is that? A lot of it has to do with the show covering events this time around that aren’t explicitly mentioned in the source material. Because of a large time jump in the Winston Graham novels, Poldark isn’t going to make it to the latter events there — instead, it’s looking at a period that hasn’t been quite explored following (season 4 spoiler alert!) the death of Elizabeth. Speaking via the BBC in a radio interview from the show’s premiere in Cornwall, Jack Farthing (George Warleggan) noted “I think characters [are] stretched in different directions” in the new season, adding that “it’s more Debbie Horsfield than Winston Graham this season, since there’s a gap in the books.”
Meanwhile, Eleanor Tomlinson (Demelza) offered up a larger sense of some of what will transpire:
“There’s turmoil, there’s love, there’s new relationships, there’s a lot of new characters … there’s [some] wonderful grieving that goes on.
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This interview also allowed the actors a chance to wax poetic on what has been an incredible run for the two of them on the series. For Jack, he made it clear just how strange it is for a British series (remember, these often have much shorter runs than programs in America) to last for five years:
“It’s been a journey for the characters, but it has been a journey for us, as well. Five years [on a show] is unusual … and really lovely.”
Before the interview concluded, Eleanor also commented on her final scene working with co-star Aidan Turner, one that encompassed almost everything in terms of what the show was:
“My last scene was in my Nampara bedroom with Aidan … both of us just looked at each other and were like ‘this is it,’ but then at the end it was like ‘see you later’ … [We] tried to keep it normal, since otherwise it would be too sad.”
We’re sure that we will be immensely sad when Poldark officially ends, but also incredibly grateful for the journey of the past few years. This is a show that has transcended many hits in Great Britain, and has become a treasure virtually all over the world.
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Then check out the link here, where you can see some of the cast reflect some of their favorite moments on the series to date.
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