Tis right, tis fit and tis proper – Poldark will soon be back for series five. Find your moodiest clifftop and begin gazing meaningfully out to sea forthwith, because unfortunately, that will be our lot.
The Beeb confirmed last year that the fifth series will be the last, with creator Debbie Horsfield revealing that series 5 will be the first to leave Winston Graham’s books behind.
“In The Stranger From The Sea, Winston Graham made many references to developments that happened in the gap years,” Horsfield said, via Deadline. “Much can also be inferred. There are, of course, also historical events and people of the time, both in Cornwall and in London. Series five will draw on all of these to follow the lives of the Poldarks, George Warleggan, the Enyses, and the Carnes in this intervening period.”
Poldark series 5 cast
Aiden Turner, Eleanor Tomlinson, Jack Farthing, Luke Norris, Gabriella Wilde, Ellise Chappell, Harry Richardson, Tom Yorke, and Beatie Edney will all be back for the final series, with new cast members Lily Dodsworth-Evans, Kerri McLean, Sofia Oxenham, Vincent Regan, Peter Sullivan, and Freddie Wise also on board.
Poldark series 5 synopsis
Here’s a brief series 5 synopsis, to tide you over…
It is a new century and with it comes the promise of a hopeful future, but the past casts a long shadow over Cornwall. Following the death of Elizabeth, Ross Poldark (Aidan Turner) resolves to put Westminster behind him and spend more time with the people he loves. However, when an old friend emerges with a plea for help, Ross is compelled to challenge the establishment again. As the Enyses (Luke Norris and Gabriella Wilde) rally to join the cause, Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson) must contend with dangers close to home, while George (Jack Farthing) courts corrupt powers whose influence spans the Empire.
Poldark series 5 UK release date
Series five starts on Sunday the 14th of July at 9pm on BBC One. There will be just eight episodes this time around.
Poldark series 5 trailer
Here’s a brief teaser of what to expect from the fifth and final series…
If you’re new to Poldark, please enjoy our beginners’ guide here!