Monday, March 23, 2015

Poldark tipped to become ‘BBC’s answer to Downton Abbey’ as second series ‘almost certain’ to go ahead

Caroline Westbrook for
22 Mar 2015 1:16 pm

Is a second series of Poldark on the way?

Speculation over Poldark’s future has mounted further following reports that a second series of the show is looking increasingly likely – and that its star Aidan Turner can ‘name his price’.

According to the Mirror insiders at the BBC have said it is ‘almost certain’ new episodes will begin filming in Cornwall later this year, with execs potentially planning to keep the show on air for several years.

And as the inevitable Downton Abbey comparisons begin to surface, one source told the paper that the corporation was prepared to dig deep to keep the show’s star on board.

‘Aidan has become a huge hit with viewers,’ the source said. ‘The role of Ross Poldark has put him in the shop window and movie makers from Hollywood will be beating down his door.

‘Without Aidan there is no Poldark. There is a real feeling it could turn in to a long-running series.’

Nothing has been confirmed, of course, although the actor previously hinted that a second series is in the works after saying he would be returning to Cornwall, where the show was filmed, later this year.


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