According to a report by Digital Spy, a new character joining the show this year is Josh Whitehouse played by Hugh Armitage. The character is said to be an aristocrat, whose arrival will have consequences for Ross (Aidan Turner).
The other new comers are Demelza’s (Eleanor Tomlinson) brothers. Drake (Harry Richardson) is said to be a “free-spirited rogue,” while Sam (Tom York) is “deeply religious.” Sam also gets a love interest named Emma Tregirls (Ciara Charteris), which is another new character.
Writer Debbie Horsfield teased that the arrival of new characters will lead to a richer storyline with more conflicts, feuds, passion and drama. After Ross and his wife nearly split last year, the teaser trailer of “Poldark” season 3 [see below] confirms that she isn’t going anywhere. In fact the two characters seem to have moved on from the past, and their love appears to be just as strong as before.
Ross is older in the new season, but Horsfield reveals that he is still not wiser. The character is prone to reckless actions, which sometimes not only cost him but also the ones close to him. The writer promised another rollercoaster ride, with the stakes being higher.
While the new characters and new storylines are exciting things to look forward to, there will be something missing on the show. According to a report by Telly Spotting, veteran on the show Phil Davis will not be reprising his role as Ross’ servant Jud Paynter. The character’s on screen wife Prudie (Beatie Edney), however, will continue to serve the family. It is not clear if another character will fill this gap on the show eventually.
Apart from the lead couple on the show, the fans can look forward to seeing Elizabeth (Heida Reed) and George Warleggan (Jack farthing). Ellise Chappell will be playing Elezabth’s cousin Morwenna, and her role this year will be that of a governess to George.
Sean Gilder will be playing the role of a reckless womanizer named Tholly Tregirls. The release date of “Poldark” season 3 is yet to be announced, but ITV Studios has released a new behind-the-scenes picture of Turner and Richard Hope (Harris Pascoe) for the fans to enjoy in the meantime.