Poldark may return for a 6th series. Writer Debbie Horsfield
Poldark has been hugely popular with viewers since it first aired on the BBC in 2015 and many were left disappointed when it was announced that the fifth season would be the last.
The series has also seen a big boost to Cornwall’s tourism industry, although that is expected to last even when the fifth season is over.
But the good news for fans is that it might not be the final time Aidan Turner is seen on the Cornish shores.
The fifth season starts on BBC One next month and it will be the first to not be adapted directly from Winston Graham’s novels.
Poldark was created over 12 novels by Winston and there was a 10 year gap left in between the seventh and eighth installment.
Writer of the TV series Debbie Horsfield will be bridging that gap with the fifth series in order to keep the main character in his 30s.
Speaking at a preview screening of the show this week, Debbie said when asked if the show could return for a sixth series: “Never say never.
“We’ve had an amazing run but there are five books left and who knows what could happen in a few years.
“The BBC would need to say that they wanted more and we’d take it from there.”
Producer Karen Thrussell has also spoken about her desire to produce more of the show but said if it was to happen it would not be for a few years.
She said: “If we did a Poldark six – and a lot of us would like to – it wouldn’t be for a few years yet.”