It’s one of the most popular period dramas of recent years, and now Poldark season 3 will be hitting SA screens on Tuesday, 8 August.
It seems like in this season, all of our questions will soon be answered. A new trailer has also been released, showing exactly who will be joining the show, and who will be getting their top off – clue, it’s not Aidan Turner…
So what should you be looking forward to in season 3? Take a look at all the reasons you need to tune in…
Ross and Demelza are back together and happy – or are they?
Last season of course saw a collossal betrayal from Ross Poldark, when he cheated on wife Demelza and slept with Elizabeth after she agreed to marry the lecherous George Warleggan.
Throughout the entire second season, viewers – along with Demelza – were tense waiting for the reveal of the affair.
But as the third season opens, it seems that the couple have been able to somewhat move past the cheating. The pair appear to be getting on and supporting each other – but is that relatively happy bubble set to last?
Demelza will get some male attention that may pull them apart
It also seems that Demelza and Ross’ relationship is put into even further turmoil, as new character Hugh Armitage (Josh Whitehouse) makes plain his feelings for her.
Tomlinson says, “He pays Demelza some attention which is nice. But I’m not giving anything away – I’ll be intrigued to see how the fans respond to it.” So could Demelza finally find happiness without Ross?
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Ross Poldark probably won’t be taking his shirt off
Ross Poldark has reached TV legend status and won legions of fans for himself with his topless antics – so much so, that it’s become a bit of an expectation for viewers of the show.
But bad news for fans, as it doesn’t look as those we’ll be seeing anything similar in the third season.
The paternity of Elizabeth’s baby is STILL under question – and will be for a while
In the second season, Elizabeth of course slept with two men – Ross and George. And now the baby is almost born, audiences are still left in the dark as to who the father is. And it seems that the uncertainty is set to continue at least until a few episodes into the third season…
The show’s writer, Debbie Horsefield, said, “We don’t know who the father is of that child. In the books it is not clear. In those days it was really difficult to do a paternity test. So we don’t know, and neither does Elizabeth, I think. Not for certain.”
There will be a whole host of new characters to look forward to
Namely, the appearance of Demelza’s brothers. So far, we’ve not known very much about the redhead’s past, but in the new season, we’ll be seeing a lot more of them.
Tom Yorke and Harry Richardson have joined the cast as her brothers, and it appears they couldn’t be more different if they tried! Tom plays the deeply religious Sam, while Harry plays the more light-hearted and free spirited Drake, both of whom decide to venture to Ross and Demelza’s village.
A young lady called Morweena (played by Ellise Chappell) will be joining as Elizabeth’s cousin, and will act as younger George Warleggan’s governess as she moves into both George and Elizabeth’s house.
Ross’ dad’s long-lost friend, Tholly Tregils (played by Sean Gilder) will also put in an appearance in this series.
Poldark season 3 starts on ITV Choice (DStv channel 123) on 8 August at 8 pm.
This article originated on: womanandhome.com