Is there really going to be a ‘Poldark’ musical?!

Rumours emerged last week that Poldark could become a West End musical.

British tabloid newspaper The Sun wrote that Poldark‘s showrunner was interested in exploring ways to extend the hit BBC series once it concludes.

Ross Poldark actor Aidan Turner confirmed recently that it looks likely the period drama will end after the fifth season.

Poldark creator Debbie Horsfield reportedly told The Sun: “I love a musical. You would obviously need great big show-stopping numbers in order to tell the story.”

She added: “It happened to Les Miserables, so you never know.”

Inevitably it’s now turned out that the newspaper’s story is incorrect. (The Sun has a notoriously dubious relationship with the truth, so fans shouldn’t be too surprised!)

Horsfield has told Digital Spy that there are “absolutely no plans for a musical based on the series.”

She commented: “It was just a joke! What I said in an interview was that [Poldark composer] Anne Dudley and I had been joking about it.”

The writer explained: “That is all I said… at no point have we ever discussed this as an actual thing that’s happening. It was literally just a jokey conversation over lunch!”

Season 3 recently concluded on BBC One in the UK and will premiere in the US in October.

The complete first and second seasons of Poldark are available to buy on DVD now.

Aidan Turner begins filming his new movie The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot in the US this month.