We won’t have to say goodbye to Ross Poldark anytime soon, as the show will air a fourth season sometime in the future in the U.S. and U.K.
Sometimes, when it comes to adapting things, it isn’t a matter of running out of material so much as running out of popularity. After all, Poldark as a book series has twelve books total, and we’ve only seen the first four on screen in the series starring Aidan Turner and Eleanor Tomlinson in the first two seasons.
Well, we’ll get somewhere further down the line, since Masterpiece PBS announced today that there will be a season four on Twitter:
If you look closely, you can see that the pictured script does read “Series Four, Episode One,” which is a good sign indeed. At this point, it seems unwise to read anything into the fact that there are just four scripts in the photo. Until we hear otherwise, the safe bet is that there will be somewhere from eight to 10 episodes as has been the case in the past.
At this point, we can also guess which books we’ll see adapted in season 4: The Four Swans and at least part of the next book, The Angry Tide, if not all of it, and then leaving The Stranger from the Sea and beyond for a presumed fifth season, should everybody involved want to do a fifth season. That’s because Debbie Horsfield has already told Digital Spy that season 3 won’t cover the entirety of The Four Swans. It doesn’t make a lot of sense to try and squeeze two and a half books into one season. The article also confirms nine episodes for the third season, which again furthers the case that Poldark‘s fourth season will stay somewhere in that range.
Presumably, Poldark season 4 will air sometime in 2018; the third season, meanwhile, premieres October 1 in the U.S. and in June in the U.K.