Poldark, a romantic saga and MASTERPIECE fan favorite, will return to the series in 2015, Executive Producer Rebecca Eaton announced at the PBS Annual Meeting in San Francisco on May 14, 2014.
Poldark originally aired on MASTERPIECE in the 1970s, and starred Robin Ellis as the
dashing squire, Ross Poldark. With its romantic storyline and breathtaking Cornwall
backdrop, Poldark became one of MASTERPIECE's most beloved titles.
In the new
adaptation, slated to air in 2015, Aidan Turner (The Hobbit) plays the lead, with Mr. Ellis returning in the role of Reverend Halse.
"I'm very proud to say that after 44 years, MASTERPIECE continues to make news,
win awards, and attract new audiences," says Eaton. "How many other television series
have the great good fortune to make that claim?"
Poldark is made by Mammoth Screen for BBC1.