The final episodes of Poldark will air in 2019 – but that won’t necessarily be the end!
The show’s writer Debbie Horsfield confirmed in August that the upcoming fifth season will be the show’s last and filming is currently underway in Cornwall and Bristol.
Executive producer Karen Thrussell commented: “At Mammoth we’re all fans of the Poldark books and we hope our audience will continue with us on the next stage of the journey. We are confident that fans of the novels will appreciate the care with which Debbie Horsfield is continuing to adapt Winston Graham’s saga.”
However, rather interestingly, she then teased: “This will be the last series in the Poldark chronicle… for now. Who knows what the future may bring.”
Author Winston Graham wrote a total of 12 novels in his Poldark saga.
Season 4 adapted the seventh novel, The Angry Tide, but the new season will be set during the 10 year time jump that takes place before the eighth novel, The Stranger from the Sea, begins.
This leaves five of Graham’s books still to be adapted one day if the cast can be brought back in the future.
In the meantime, Poldark writer Debbie Horsfield and production company Mammoth Screen will be reuniting to make a new TV adaptation of Alexander Dumas’ The Count of Monte Cristo.
The first three seasons of Poldark are available to buy on DVD now.
Season 4 premieres in the USA at 9/8c on Sunday 30th September on Masterpiece on PBS.