The Poldark season 3 release date may come earlier to avoid clash with another series. This time around, a cast member shares her thoughts on the matter.
Actress Eleanor Tomlinson who portrays Demelza in the series recently spoke with Radio Times about Poldark and ITV’s Victoria. Tomlinson said, “I think it’s a real shame that they came out at the same time. It doesn’t make any sense to me!”
The actress further noted that scheduling the two series against each other split the audience. Still, Tomlinson is positive that Poldark made it through.
However, talks about an earlier release date for Poldark‘s season 3 emerged last year. Another report by Radio Times last October detailed that BBC could be weighing an earlier release for the series. The report back then mentioned a potential Spring 2017 premiere date.
At the time, Radio Times relayed that it’s too early for BBC to come up with a decision. Nevertheless, the source pointed out that since Poldark season 1 premiered in spring, it won’t be impossible for season 3 to take the same time frame.
Poldark, which began its run last 2015, takes inspiration from Winston Graham’s Poldark novels. The drama airs in BBC One.
Meanwhile, ITV’s Victoria started started airing its first season around the same time as Poldark‘s season 2. The series stars Jenna Coleman as the titular character. Victoria‘s second season seems to eye the same August release.
Updates Before the Poldark Season 3 Release Date
No concrete release date has been announced for the series yet. However, updates about the third season’s production progress emerge from time to time.
One of the recent tidbits detailed that the series was filming coastal scenes in Wales. Spotted on set was Tomlinson and Aidan Turner, who portrays Captain Ross Poldark.
Pirate FM pointed out that it was a bit off for the series to film in the area. The source explains, “Wales is clearly beautiful, but surely Poldark is a Cornwall thing? The books are based [from] the mining industry in the Duchy and we like to class Captain Ross as Kernow’s own!”
Still, the change in scenery should keep fans guessing on what’s to come. Aside from Tomlinson and Turner, Poldark season 3 sees the return of Heida Reed as Elizabeth, Luke Norris as Dr Dwight Enys, Ruby Bentall as Verity and Jack Farthing as George Warleggan, among others. Check back with us when an actual release date drops for the series.
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