Poldark Season 5: Release Date Speculation, Cast Updates, Latest News 2022!

If you enjoy historical period dramas, one of the best shows on BBC One is ‘Poldark.’ The show, created by Debbie Horsfield, follows the life of the titular character, Ross Poldark, after he returns to Cornwall in England after the American War of Independence ends.

The show is based on Winston Graham’s novel series of the same name, which consisted of 12 novels published in two phases – between 1945 and 1953, and 1973 and 2002.

Interestingly, the BBC had previously adapted the first seven novels into television series – the first series, consisting of the first four novels, aired between 1975 and 1976, and the second series, consisting of the next three novels, aired in the autumn of 1977.

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Thus, the current ‘Poldark’ show is the BBC’s second attempt to adapt the novels into a television series, and things are going well so far. Season 1, an adaptation of the first two novels, premiered on March 8, 2015, and was well-received by critics and audiences.

Seasons 2 and 3, which included the third, fourth, fifth, and sixth novels, aired on September 4, 2016, and June 11, 2017, respectively. Following that, the BBC announced a fourth season, which focused on the series’ seventh novel and premiered on June 10, 2018.

What Is the Plot of Poldark?

In general, ‘Poldark’ follows the life of Ross Poldark, a British Army officer who returns to Cornwall after the American War of Independence ends in the late 18th century. Ross returns home to learn of his father’s death and discovers his family estate in disarray and debt.


Ross also discovers that his first love and fiancee, Elizabeth Chynoweth, is engaged to his cousin. Ross, heartbroken and with his world turned upside down, sets out to restore the Poldark family fortune by reopening a derelict copper mine owned by his family.

As he works to help his father’s tenants and the people of his village, he meets Demelza, a girl who is a victim of physical abuse. In an attempt to save her, Ross hires her as a kitchen maid, falls in love with her, marries her, and gradually comes to terms with the loss of Elizabeth’s love.

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Ross’s efforts to restore his family fortune through mining are hampered both directly and indirectly by his greedy and arrogant business rival, George Warleggan.

The drama surrounding the intertwined story arcs for each character/family, as well as Ross’ determination to rebuild his life despite George’s repeated interventions, comprise the majority of the plot.

With the story remaining true to Graham’s novels thus far, fans of the show expected Season 5 to be an adaptation of the eighth book in the series. That, however, will not be the case.

While show creator Debbie Horsfield has confirmed that Season 5 will be the final, she has also stated that the final season will focus on the 10-year period between the events of the seventh and eighth books, The Angry Tide and The Stranger from the Sea.

This will, of course, be interesting because it will focus on a time period not covered in the novel series.”In The Stranger from the Sea, Winston Graham made numerous references to events that occurred during the ‘gap’ years.

“Much can also be deduced. There are also historical events and people from the time period, both in Cornwall and in London. “Series five will draw on all of these to follow the lives of the Poldarks, George Warleggan, the Enyses, and the Carnes in this interim period,” Horsfield previously told the press.

Who Will Appear in Poldark Season 5?

Aidan Turner, Eleanor Tomlinson, Jack Farthing (who plays George Warleggen), Luke Norris (Dwight Enys), Gabriella Wilde (Caroline Enys), and Pip Torrens (Cary Warleggen), and Beatie Edney return for one last time to the world of Poldark (Prudie Paynter).

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A number of new faces Ross meets during his time as an MP join them. Ross’ former ranking officer Ned Despard (played by Vincent Regan) and his wife, a former slave named Kitty, are among them (Kerry McLean).

Based on real historical figures, they will cause problems for Ross as he fights Ned’s wrongful imprisonment for his abolitionist views in Poldark.

Season 5 of Poldark will also introduce a new villain in the form of Ralph Hanson (Peter Sullivan), a shady businessman with ties to the slave trade who is attempting to form a partnership with George.

His daughter Cecily (Lily Dodsworth-Evans) will also be introduced as a love interest for Geoffrey Charles Poldark (Freddie Wise), who is now in his late teens.

Demelza will also have her own adversary when she welcomes the treacherous Tess Tregidden (Sofia Oxenham) into her home. Despite dying in the previous season, Heida Reed returns in a number of episodes as Elizabeth, as George is haunted by her absence.

Poldark Season 5 Premiere Date: When Will It Air?

‘Poldark’ season 4 premiered on June 10, 2018, and BBC One announced in September 2018 that filming for the final season had begun. Then, in early February 2019, we learned that filming for the show’s final season had concluded and that the editing and post-production processes had begun.

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After a few months of anticipation, ‘Poldark’ season 5 premiered on BBC for its UK audience on July 21, 2019.‘Poldark’ season 5 premiered on PBS for its US audience two months later, on September 29, 2019. For those who are unaware, this will be the show’s final season.

Trailer for Poldark:

To whet your appetite, here is the Season 5 trailer for ‘Poldark.’


Frequently Asked Questions

Is Season 6 of Poldark Available Yet?

The release date for Poldark Season 6 has not yet been announced. However, we can anticipate the sixth season of Poldark in early or mid-2023.

Where Can I Watch Season 5 of Poldark?

Poldark All Seasons is available on Amazon Prime.

Is Poldark Based on a True Story?

While the events of Poldark are not based on true events, notable events and key figures from the early 1800s influenced the plot.

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