Aidan Turner plays Ross Poldark, who returns home to Cornwall, England after fighting in the American Revolutionary War in the 18th Century. He arrives back to find that everything has changed, and he tries to adapt – by starting a new business venture and finding a new romantic interest.
The series is based on the books by Winston Graham, and this season fills in the missing events leading up to the 7th book, which is set from 1810 onwards. This means we’ll get all the gaps filled in in the lives of the Poldarks, George Warleggan, the Enyses and the Carnes.
“There is a lot going on this series; there is an influx of exciting new characters. There’s a lot of tension,” Aidan Turner revealed just before the final season. “There is a great pace to the show this year that feels different, and overall it feels slightly more grown-up. That is something I believe people have loved about Poldark – that it does change every season and there are always new and interesting characters that alter the feel of the show.”
In the first episode, Ross’s former army colonel summons him to London, while George’s grief sends him and his family into unchartered territory…
IMDB rating: 8.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 86%