‘Poldark’ writer says Season 2 will be a ‘rollercoaster ride’

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The writer of BBC One’s Poldark has promised that the period drama’s second season will “really do justice” to Winston Graham’s novels.

Season 2 started filming in Cornwall last week.

Poldark launched on BBC One earlier this year and will return for a second season in 2016.

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Writer Debbie Horsfield commented: “It’s really exciting to be back in Cornwall for the start of filming on Series 2. Needless to say it will be another rollercoaster ride for the Poldarks and we’re thrilled that that the BBC have given us an extended run of 10 episodes so that we can really do justice to books three and four of Winston Graham’s saga.”

The Hobbit actor Aidan Turner, who plays Ross, added: “I love playing Ross Poldark and am proud to be a part of this production. The second series of 10 episodes presents a whole new set of challenges for both him and me and I can’t wait for it to kick off again.”

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Polly Hill, Controller BBC Drama Commissioning teased: “It’s exciting to be bringing this wonderful cast back together as we continue the story of Poldark. Debbie has done a magnificent job once again, bringing the next two books to screen – so much happens she needed a further two episodes! I know fans of the show will be once again gripped by what happens to all those much loved characters, as well as enjoying the new characters who have joined us.”

New additions to the Poldark cast will include Midsomer Murders star John Nettles as Ray Penvenen, one of the county’s wealthiest landowners.

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