The first trailer for BBC’s remake of Poldark has been released.
The 18th century drama centres on British Army officer Ross Poldark’s return from the American Revolutionary War, only to find to his home in Cornwall in ruins and that his fiancée Elizabeth is about to marry his cousin, Francis Poldark. Ross attempts to restore his own fortunes by reopening one of the family’s tin mines.
The new six-part series is based on Winston Graham’s Poldark novels, which were previously adapted by BBC in the 1970’s starring Robin Ellis as Ross Poldark. The new series stars Aidan Turner (The Hobbit, Being Human) as Ross and Eleanor Tomlinson (The White Queen, Death Comes to Pemberley) as Demelza.
It should be interesting to see how fans of the original series enjoy the remake. Turner is still fresh from enraging Tolkien fans after being the unfortunate victim of a dreadful elf-dwarf romance in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit. I’ll hold off watching the original series until I have seen the remake. Any fans of the original want to weigh in after the trailer?