Poldark, a popular British historical drama series based on the novel with the same name written by Winston Graham. A creation of Debbie Horsfield, this television series made its debut on March 8, 2015, on its original network, BBC One and BBC One HD. The production companies involved in this series are Mammoth Screen and Masterpiece, along with Robin Hill as the editor of the show. The executive producers of the series are Rebecca Eaton, Karen Thrussell, Elizabeth Kilgariff, Damien Timmer, and Debbie Horsfield, whereas the producer is Margaret Mitchell.
Written by one of the popular writers of all time Debbie Horsfield, the series is a historical drama and romance genre. The country origin of Poldark is The United Kingdom, and the series is originally developed in the English language.
The show is also popularly known for depicting several places in the episodes, which is due to the involvement of several shooting locations in the making of this series. Like Charlestown, Bodmin Moor, Porthcurno, Porthgwarra, Botallack, Holywell Bay, Kynance Cove, Predannack Wollar, etc. The show is one of the famed British series worldwide and has made commendable success in just 5 years.
The series, Poldark, consists of 5 commendable seasons till now, comprising of 43 episodes in total. The debut season of the series consisted of 8 episodes, together with the second and third seasons comprising of 10 and 9 episodes, respectively, and the last two seasons consisting of 8 episodes each. All the episodes are equally successful and have a running time of 60 minutes.
The launch dates of the seasons of this show are unpredictable as the release dates of each season do not follow any pattern, as many other shows do. Though, after the broadcast of the first season in March 2015, all the other seasons of this show have been released with a gap of one year from its past season.
The latest season of Poldark aired on its original network, BBC One on 14 July 2019, and its completion took place on the 28th of August of the same year. The fifth season came with 8 episodes and received a lot of appreciation from its admirers. Even though the average viewers of the fifth season are least when compared with the rest of the seasons of this show, still given how it hasn’t been very long since its completion, it is expected that the viewers will eventually increase as the show becomes older and more famous. After the broadcast of the latest season of this mind-blowing series, the only popular question asked by the fans was, Will there be a sixth season of Poldark?
With the aim of bringing clarity to such questions, several months after the completion of the fifth and latest season of Poldark, it was announced by the crew of the show in one of the interviews that, given how the series is a novel based and follows its storyline, there is still 5 more books worth of content to be made into a series. However, given how the shooting and end of the latest season happened, it does not seem like another season will be coming.
It was also mentioned that during the shooting of the fifth season, there was a sense of completion in the story as if this is how the ending was supposed to happen. Therefore, the coming of another season doesn’t seem quite possible. There haven’t been any more updates after the last unofficial announcement. Therefore it is not officially announced that another season has completely been canceled. So, keeping the hopes up and waiting for updates is suggested for the fans of the show.
Poldark: Cast and Characters
The series is a historical drama genre show has a very interesting storyline and casting group. The cast is big, as there are several characters depicted in the series. The show stars, Aidan Turner, Eleanor Tomlinson, Christian Brassington, and Ellise Chappell, are the main characters of the series, Poldark.
Together with other characters who are also frequently spotted in the show, John Nettles, Ruby Bentall, Jack Farthing, Luke Norris, Sean Gilder, Heida Reed, Beatie Edney, Pip Torrens, Caroline Blakiston, Kyle Soller, Warren Clarke, Gabriella Wilde, Phil Davis, Harry Richardson, Josh Whitehouse, Tom York, Vincent Regan, Peter Sullivan, Tim Dutton, and Kerri McLean.