THE NEXT CHAPTER...
aidan Turner and writer Debbie Horsfield on why we can expect tears and feuds in the 2018 series…
So, is Aidan Turner looking forward to returning to Cornwall in September to film the fourth series? ‘Yes, absolutely,’ he tells us. ‘There is more story to tell and we’re doing a decent job of it, so it will be nice to be coming back.
‘There’s talk of my on-screen horse, Seamus, needing to retire as he is 17 now. I love him, he’s a real star, and I’ve become hugely attached to him, obviously, but if he needs to retire...’
Screen writer Debbie Horsfield is currently finishing off the scripts for series four, but she took time out to give us some hints about what to expect…
‘The usuals! Ross and Demelza, George and Elizabeth, Dwight and Caroline – and also Drake and Morwenna. There will certainly be some tears shed in series four.’
What’s in store?
‘The story moves to the years 1796 to 1799. We’re focusing on part of The Four Swans [book six of Winston Graham’s stories] and all of The Angry Tide [book seven].’
What’s happening With ross?
‘Ross as a character is constantly evolving.
Like all the characters in Poldark, he has some lessons to learn. Obviously, he’s getting older and wiser – but there will always be a rebellious side to him. And his feud with George escalates…’
More to come?
‘We always take things one series at a time and, at this point, we have no idea yet whether we’ll be asked to continue beyond series four. Having said that, we’ve hugely enjoyed the process so far and would be happy to continue.’
Happy every after? What’s in store for Dwight and Caroline?