The new "Poldark" series was born from executive producer Damien Timmer’s desire to create “a big, romantic, sweeping saga like 'Poldark',” and the response from executive producer Karen Thrussell, who had read and loved the original books. Working in collaboration with screenwriter and executive producer Debbie Horsfield, who, after reading the books, became enchanted with series, the team have created a new work in tune with the glorious track record of PBS’s MASTERPIECE.
Looking back to the original MASTERPIECE series of "Poldark" from the 1970s, MASTERPIECE executive, Rebecca Eaton, remembers, “'Poldark' aired in the mid-1970s, and Robin Ellis, as Ross Poldark, instantly won the hearts of millions and millions of women.”
In fact, Robin Ellis makes a welcome return in the new series as the unpopular Judge Reverend Dr. Halse. “It was wonderful to be involved with something that meant a great deal to me forty years ago, once again," says Ellis, while Aidan Turner remembers, “finishing the first take and Robin looking up and giving me a little nod with his judge’s wig and glasses. I remember thinking that the baton maybe has been passed on, and it was a lovely moment that we shared together.”
Taking the viewers on an exclusive journey to the real-life stories behind the history, the books, and its characters, "Poldark Revealed" uncovers the passion behind the people bringing Winston Graham’s beloved saga to life, and it reveals just what makes Ross Poldark the unforgettable hero we love so much.