Enjoy the Swoony New ‘Poldark’ Season 2 Trailer

Ross and Demelza in "Poldark" Season 2 (Photo: Courtesy of Mammoth Screen for BBC and MASTERPIECE)

MASTERPIECE Poldark, Season 2 Premieres Sunday, September 25th at the special time of 8pm ET on PBS Shown: Aidan Turner as Ross Poldark and Eleanor Tomlinson as Demelza (C) Mammoth Screen for BBC and MASTERPIECE

Prepare yourselves Poldark fans – a new Season 2 trailer has arrived!

When last we saw the Poldark crew, Ross had just been arrested, he and Demelza had just lost their child, and the family mine was broke. Oh, and Ross had also been arrested. The new episodes basically pick up right about where we left off at the end of Season 1, so there’s plenty of drama for everyone to deal with.

The new BBC Season 2 launch trailer is basically a music video about how awesome Ross Poldark is, and this style should really not work at all for the kind of show that Poldark is AND YET it completely does. 


(Before anyone asks that song is Missile by Dorothy and you can hear the whole thing here.)

And that’s not all! The one benefit of being on a slightly wonky release schedule across two different countries is that we tend to get twice as much promotional material as a result.

Such is the case with Poldark, as not one, but two new trailers have dropped this week. Masterpiece’s new promo focuses on thematic issues in Season 2 such as justice, temptation and betrayal. These are all spliced together with footage of star Aidan Turner smoldering, throwing guys around a room, and generally looking very attractive.



It’s so strange how both clips feature a lot of the same footage, but have completely different tones. I guess audiences on either side of the pond want different things from their Poldark previews? Shrug emoji, if you ask me. I’m psyched to have both.

Poldark Season 2 begins Labor Day Weekend (September 4) in the UK, and kicks off in the US with a two-hour premiere on September 25. (For those of you playing along at home, this means we’ll end up being just two weeks behind UK airing, so let’s keep our fingers crossed that gap narrows further at some point!)

Are you looking forward to Ross’ return? Come discuss with us in the comments. Need a refresher on what happened during Season 1? Stop by the recaps.

Lacy Baugher

Lacy's love of British TV is embarrassingly extensive, but primarily centers around evangelizing all things Doctor Who, and watching as many period dramas as possible.

Digital media type by day, she also has a fairly useless degree in British medieval literature, and dearly loves to talk about dream poetry, liminality, and the medieval religious vision. (Sadly, that opportunity presents itself very infrequently.) York apologist, Ninth Doctor enthusiast, and unabashed Ravenclaw. Say hi on Threads or Blue Sky at @LacyMB. 

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