BBC release new image of Aidan Turner as Poldark to whet viewers' appetite for new season
Published 09/08/2016 | 12:43
The BBC have released the first official third series photo of Aidan Turner as Poldark to whet viewer's appetite for the new series.
The image released today shows a brooding Turner standing over the Cornwall landscape.
Dark times certainly lie ahead in the third series for Ross Poldark, as he'll have to deal with emotional consequences of the death of his daughter Julia from diphtheria.
The first teaser trailer of the hit period drama, which shows hero Poldark in chains, was released on Sunday.
This season will adapt the third and fourth novels in Winston Graham’s series, but is set to cut a brutal scene in which Poldark rapes his ex-lover Elizabeth.
Turner said the show will deviate from the source material to present a sex scene that “seems consensual”.
“It just seems right. He goes to talk. He doesn’t go to commit a crime,” he told the Sun.
“They talk and it seems like there is still this spark between them, this unfinished business emotionally.
The show was met with huge success last year after viewers fell in love with the emotional story lines, stunning Cornwall landscapes and, of course, the gratuitous shots of Irish actor Aidan Turner’s naked torso.