Poldark on Masterpiece returns this fall for a second season, but first, join NPT for a free advance screening from Season 2 on Thursday, Sept. 15, in the Frist Center for the Visual Arts auditorium. The event is free; but RSVPs are requested at bit.ly/RossPoldarkNPT ($3 parking will be available with validation).
NPT will screen the first hour of the new season from 6 to 7 p.m. The museum’s café will be open for guests who want a glass or wine or a light meal before or after the screening; the café will also have live music from 6 to 8 p.m.
Poldark Season 2 will air on NPT Sundays at 8 p.m., beginning with a two-hour premiere on Sept. 25 and continuing through Nov. 27 (pre-empted Sunday, Oct. 9).
During the first season, Capt. Ross Poldark stunned his relatives and neighbors by returning late, but alive from fighting in the American War of Independence (aka The Revolutionary War). His father was dead, his affairs and finances in disarray. Meanwhile, Poldark’s uncle and cousin, Charles and Francis Poldark, were running a prosperous mining operation; unscrupulous George Warleggan had a rival operation; and Elizabeth, Poldark’s first love, had caught the eye of both Francis and George. Poldark married Demelza, a miner’s daughter.
As Season 2 starts, Ross Poldark (Aidan Turner) is on trial for a capital offense, accused of murder and “wrecking” — luring a cargo ship to the rocks for plunder. But neither betrayal, pestilence, nor starvation can stop him from fighting for justice in his native Cornwall. Returning with Turner for the second season are Eleanor Tomlinson as Demelza, Heida Reed as Elizabeth, Kyle Soller as Francis Poldark, and Jack Farthing as George Warleggan. This season John Nettles (Midsomer Murders) joins the cast as Ray Penvenen.
Poldark is based on the novels of Winston Graham.