Filming is now complete on the last ever episode of ‘Poldark’

It’s official; the final season of Poldark has now finished filming!

It was revealed last autumn that the upcoming fifth season of the Cornish period drama series would be the show’s last.

Poldark launched in March 2015 and will return in the UK this summer on BBC One and in the USA in late 2019 on Masterpiece on PBS.

Season 5 began filming in Cornwall last September and the show’s official Twitter account confirmed this week that the shoot is now complete.

The show’s makers announced: “And that’s our final wrap! Thank you for all your support, we can’t wait to show you #Poldark S5 later in 2019.”

They also posted a lovely photo of stars Aidan Turner and Eleanor Tomlinson with producers Karen Thrussell and Michael Ray.

Thrussell recently hinted that Poldark could still come back one day, teasing: “Who knows what the future may bring.”

Cast members Gabriella Wilde and Beatie Edney previously posted photos bidding their farewells on Instagram last month.

Christian Brassington, who played villain Osborne Whitworth, also marked the occasion with a post on Twitter.

The actor wrote: “Congratulations to the @PoldarkTV family for wrapping the fifth (and final?) season. This is my favourite photo from my time on the show. Can’t wait to see series five.”

Season 5 will be the first not to be based on the series of historical novels by Winston Graham.

Instead, the new episodes will be set during the 10 year time gap that occurs between the seventh book, The Angry Tide, and the eighth, The Stranger from the Sea.

A recent trailer previewing some of the BBC’s 2019 drama highlights featured the first look at the new season.

The first four seasons of Poldark are available on DVD on Amazon.