‘Poldark’ exec hints at ‘new challenges’ for Ross and Demelza in Season 4

The makers of Poldark say the Cornish period drama “just keeps getting better” with its next season.

Filming began in Cornwall this week on Season 4, with Aidan Turner returning as Ross Poldark alongside Eleanor Tomlinson as his wife Demelza.

Eight new episodes of Poldark will air on BBC One in 2018, adapted from Winston Graham’s novels by showrunner Debbie Horsfield.

Executive producer Karen Thrussell commented: “We were hugely gratified by the massive amount of love the audience felt for series three. We hope this will be our strongest series yet, with eight brilliant scripts from Debbie Horsfield, a whole new world of stories and our very wonderful cast.

“In this series Ross and Demelza will face new challenges and try to turn their backs on old ghosts. Ross strives to become a better man, but his dark and reckless streak is never far from the surface and suffering great losses.”

Executive producer for the BBC, Elizabeth Kilgarriff added: “The BBC One viewers adore Poldark and we can’t thank them enough for their continued support across the last three series. The show just keeps getting better and that is down to the hard work and dedication of the production team and cast.

“Debbie’s scripts for series four are some of the best yet, and I can’t wait to share what she has in store with the fans!”

Season 3 will premiere in the US at 9/8c on Sunday October 1 on Masterpiece on PBS.

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

The third season of Poldark recently concluded on BBC One, averaging over 7.5m viewers (including BBC iPlayer catch-up requests).