Poldark Season 6 : Everything You Need To Know

Poldark Season 6


Poldark is a beautiful historical story based on a series of historical novels by Winston Graham. It contains love, death, war, and relationships set in the period of five interesting phases or five different seasons.


The story is set between 1781 and 1801 and follows Ross Poldark, the title character, and his return to Cornwall after the American War of Independence in 1783.


This is the tale of the guy who had witnessed it all and would survive it as his lover, Elizabeth Chynoweth, got engaged and his life and family nearly fell apart.


The Poldark television series came to a close in 2019, giving viewers one last look at the Poldark world. The series’ cast members announced that this summer will be its final run by the end of the fifth season.


But for the devoted fans out there, there is a chance that the series may return in the future because the novels depict a significant gap between them.



Everything We Know About Poldark Seasons So Far


The British historical drama television series revolves around ‘Ross Poldark’ the protagonist and also the title of the first book in the series.


Ross Vennor Poldark was born in 1760 to Joshua and Grace Poldark. He was brought up in Nampara and had three close friends named George, Warleggen, and Francis Poldark.


At a certain point in his life, he met Elizabeth Chynoweth and fell in love but destiny had other plans for his life.


Following a brawling accusation, Ross had to leave Cornwell and join the British Army to avoid execution.


As for three years, there was no trace of Ross being alive so much had changed in Cornwell that even Elizabeth had a change of plans.


And then as planned by some unknown force or not Ross falls in love with Demelza Carne whom he had initially hired as his scullery maid.


As he returned from the American War of Independence to his home of Nampara in Cornwall Ross had to build everything from scratch.


As he marries from the lower class and tries to bring back a very unsuccessful family venture and also in between to keep his head high, Ross has to go through some very unfortunate events which also include the death of his infant daughter.


Now we cannot give away the details of all the seasons as they all revolve around very different and difficult but interesting plotlines.


Most of the characters are reoccurring and have something lasting for the audience to remember them by.


After the four happening seasons, the final season following Elizabeth’s death. Oops! Spoiler alert. ( The father of the child is still a mystery don’t worry.) And like that, we might give away so many details to the ones who haven’t watched the whole season yet.


What happened in the final season?

The final season brought into light where the story was left in the previous season.


The season also included some very different plotlines including the French invasion and the curious dependence on Honduras.


Ross and Demelza finally live a happy life centered around their family and then a lot starts happening.


On a trip to London, Demelza is the new housekeeper of Nampara and a new housemaid.


With everyone including the newlyweds surrounding them in their little universes and problems. The end is a journey to France with Ross and Dwight as spies and Demelza is going to have a baby.


The fifth season was the final story that the five seasons nurtured but left an open ending that the viewers were disappointed with.


Is Poldark a real story?

This historical fiction will suck you right into it and for that, the cast and crew deserve a big round of applause.


There are so many facts infused into this fiction that you would believe this is a real-life story.


It’s not! The series is a work of pure fiction but depicts so much of the way of life and costumes of the time that will confuse people.




Why did Poldark come to an end?


Poldark concluded on a strong note. The cast and writers spoke at length about how difficult it was for them to accept that the series was coming to an end.


There are still novels for a fresh narrative as just seven of the books were adapted for the series. However, the show’s makers feel that they have given it a well-deserved finish, thus there is little need to bring it back.


According to author Debbie Horsfield, even if writing the conclusion was depressing, it also had a positive quality that may help you go on.




Official Announcements and Release Date of Poldark Season 6


The five seasons over the years came out from 2015 to 2019 and even after 3 years in the final season, fans are still hoping to get another season. The story concluded with a successful five seasons.


So, there is very little possibility that that could happen. All five seasons are available on multiple streaming platforms including Amazon Prime and as far as of now there have been no reports claiming a new season.




Season 1(8 episodes)

8 March 2015-26 April 2015

Season 2 (10 episodes)

4 September 2016-6 November 2016

Season 3 (9 episodes)

11 June 2017-6 August 2017

Season 4 (8 episodes)

10 June 2018-29 July 2018

Season 5 (8 episodes)

14 July 2019-26 August 2019



Source Material Information for Poldark.


Poldark series was adapted from the historical drama books titled the same. The first novel in the Poldark series was published in 1964 which later was followed by 11 other novels.


The Winston Graham series became popular and was adapted into television versions twice by the BBC.


The books in the series were titled:


  • Novel 1: Ross Poldark 
  • Novel 2: Demelza Poldark
  • Novel 3: Jeremy Poldark
  • Novel 4: Warleggan
  • Novel 5: The Black Moon  
  • Novel 6: The Four Swans
  • Novel 7: The Angry Tide
  • Novel 8: The Stranger from the Sea
  • Novel 9: The Miller’s Dance
  • Novel 10: The Loving Cup
  • Novel 11: The Twisted Sword
  • Novel 12: Bella Poldark



Popularity Details for Poldark Season 6


The entertainment industry is very much dependent on buzz, hype, and controversies. Any TV series or feature movie which grabs the attention of people is bound to be successful.


google trends for poldark season 6


The Google Trends data depicting the popularity for the season is now shown to be declining but steadily with an eventual slight rise now and then.


The statistics point out that the series has been losing its popularity since it ended in 2019.


Google Searches

Google searches statistics point to the fact that globally the searches for Poldark season 6 have declined very low.


At the end of season 5, searches for season 6 were around 70K per month and now it has come to 7.6K for the US. This number is falling with each upcoming month and the possibility of another season is diminishing.



Expected Plot of Poldark Season 6


The Ross and Demelza story is believed to have gotten the deserved ending in the fifth season as there is not much to develop on that story again and a new season would probably be focused on a different story angle.


The fans have been seen to be looking for a story that revolves around the children as even the books have long gaps between them.


As the screenwriter of the show had already pointed out there was still enough space to build into a new season.


But everything we would want depends on the decision to revive the series. If the show is brought back, then we can not expect it before 2023 and will indeed have some interesting different perspectives to show.



Awards and Recognitions for Poldark


The series not to the surprise of the fans received a wide number of nominations in multiple categories in different festivals.


Though it did not win many awards, it’s an honour and a major recognition when you are chosen to compete with the best in town.


Award Category

TV Choice Award (2015)

Best New Drama

Special Achievement Award(2016)

Best Ensemble, Television

RTS Television Award(2015)

Best Make-Up Design – Drama

Torch Award for Excellence(2016)

Best Drama Series

BAFTA Awards (2016)

Audience Award


The series was also nominated for the following awards:


  • Irish Film and Television Awards (2016 and 2017)
  • National Television Awards, UK (2016 and 2017)
  • Monte-Carlo TV Festival, 2016
  • Royal Television Society, UK (2016, 2017, 2018)



Online Reactions Over Poldark Season 6


Online Reactions for PoldarkThere were multiple forums discussing the popularity as well as the creative execution of artwork that made the series a worthwhile experience.


Quora Reaction

A simple glance into the show’s Quora existence showed many queries and insightful discussions on the series.


While there weren’t many discussions on the possibilities of a next season. People on the forum speak highly of the series and the majority of them also stressed the historical perspectives of the lifestyle of the time that the series put forth.


There were also multiple discussions comparing the series to some very familiar series like Outlander.


The users also commented on the exceptional direction that seems to have given an accurate depiction of Cornwall and England at the time and is commendable.


As history is never really erased, this series seems to have made a permanent mark in the minds of its viewers.


Reddit Reaction

Some of the Reddit users seem to be surprised and not amused that there is no season 6 to the series.


After all, there are so many books available and well, that is a question we all have.


A certain other group was also seen to be not satisfied with the final season that was aired.


A certain group among the fans found that the final season was slightly disappointing and didn’t depict the same quality as in the previous seasons.


Twitter Reaction

twitter page of poldark


The official accounts and fan pages of the show still seem to be running on par with time.


But rather than mourning the season that never happened, they all seem to be celebrating the existence of such a fabulous show.


That doesn’t mean there weren’t any queries on the new season, there were tweets found on the famous Poldark Sundays with no more Poldark.


Another interesting story about Poldark’s Twitter activity was that Poldark’s horse Seamus has become popular enough with the audience that he has his own Twitter and Facebook accounts.



Ratings And Reviews of the Poldark series


IMDb rating for poldark


An epic story that came into life right in front of us that we immediately fell in love with.


Poldark was an instant success even among the critics and received some very acceptable ratings for the exquisite romance and relationships that it portrayed.


The final season was called the season with the blend of perfect emotions and the right amount of ridiculousness that makes it the final stroke of love for the fans.






Rotten Tomatoes


Common Sense Media


Metacritic Meta Score


Metacritic User Score




Top 5 Best-Rated Episodes 


Episodes Name and Number  Ratings (IMDb)
Episode #1.4 (Episode 4, Season 1) 8.8/10
Episode #1.8 (Episode 8, Season 1) 8.8/10
Episode #2.10 (Episode 10, Season 2) 8.8/10
Episode #4.8 (Episode 8, Season 4) 8.8/10
Episode #2.2 (Episode 2, Season 2) 8.6/10



Production Cost and Success of Poldark Series


The popular, layered, and insightful series was among one of the biggest shows in Britain from television drama and was successful in all of its endeavours.


Here is the detail of estimated sales.




Est. Domestic DVD Sales


Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales


Total Est. Domestic Video Sales




Popular Poldark Characters


Poldark ran for a successful 5 seasons. During its run, we came across a lot of characters. The lead characters are just amazing and they were one of the best couples that we had. We have listed some of the characters below from the series.


Captain Ross Vendor Poldark

Ross Poldark


Since the hobbit actor portrays Captain Ross Vendor Poldark, the audience is already well acquainted with Aidan Turner. In order to avoid being executed after being detained for fighting, Ross enlisted in the British Army.


When Ross returns from the American War of Independence after serving three years in the army, he discovers that everything he once believed in has changed.


Ross and everyone around him is the centre of the narrative, which is about love, relationships, death, and war.


Demelza Poldark

Demelza Poldark


Eleanor Tomlinson as Demelza Poldark (née Carne) Ross saved her at a crucial point and hired her as a scullery maid after a struggling journey through several insecurities they build a life of love together.


Demelza is said to be written based on the wife of the author of the Poldark novels, Jean Williamson.


Verity Blamey

Verity Blamey


Ruby Bentall as Verity Blamey (née Poldark) is the cousin of Ross Poldark. Verity played a significant role in Ross’s and Demelza’s life.


As she helps them sort out their life this in turn also helped herself and Andrew Blamey as well.


Agatha Poldark

Caroline Blakiston as Agatha Poldark (series 1–3, guest series 4). Agatha is an interesting character widely known for being deaf or to be more precise ‘acting deaf’.


She guarded a lot of family secrets and also spoke her heart out when in need.


She also made an important tarot card reading at Francis’s and Elizabeth’s wedding that did raise a lot of eyebrows.


Elizabeth Poldark

Elizabeth Poldark


Heida Reed as Elizabeth Poldark (née Chynoweth, and later Warleggan) (series 1–4, guest series 5) Elizabeth always believed that Ross would one day come back.


Joan wanted her daughter to marry into the Poldark family of Trenwith and eventually, she married Francis Poldark.


The marriage was a major setback. Francis dies eventually and as she struggled with poverty and loneliness she had to accept George Warleggan as her husband.


The beautiful Elizabeth eventually deteriorated into her death and her story is a major plotline of the series.


Jud Paynter

Phil Davis as Jud Paynter (series 1–2). Jud and his wife Prudie Paynter were the servants of the Nampara House.


After the death of Joshua Poldark, the Paynters started living in the house until Ross reappeared.


Prudie Paynter

Beatie Edney as Prudie Paynter. Jud Paynter’s wife and also a servant of the Nampara House.


George Warleggan

Jack Farthing as George Warleggan. The Honourable Sir George Warleggan, Member of Parliament for St. David JP (b. 1759). He was the guardian of Trenwith until Geoffrey Charles Poldark was of age.


A ruthless banker who is known as their arch-rival of Ross.


Dr. Dwight Enys

Luke Norris as Dr Dwight Enys M. D. FRCP. A great friend to Ross and Demelza Poldark.


He is a renowned doctor who saved Ross in the war and later moved to Cornwell as well.


The Poldark family is indebted in multiple ways to Dr. Enyss as he tries and save them all from many misfortunes.


Francis Poldark

Kyle Soller as Francis Poldark (series 1–2, guest series 4) was the Master of Trenwith.


Growing up Francis and Ross were very close and Ross had saved Francis from drowning.


When Ross is called to be dead Francis and Elizabeth fall in love and that becomes a major test of the relationship between the boys.



Other Decisive Factors for Poldark Season 6


Poldark Ending Explained

Considered widely one of the most successful historical dramas, Poldark, the series concluded its final instalment on August 26, 2019.


The fifth season of the series unveiled some events which were not part of the books and left plenty of space to develop stories within.


As fans pondered over a new season and what happens to Aiden Turner, BBC had issued a statement even before the release of the final season that they do not intend to continue with the series.


Even though the series’ author, Debbie Horsfield, indicated a wish to continue the drama, the cast and crew had already announced the show’s impending cancellation.


And if the show is ever going to return, we may anticipate Poldark season 6 to premiere in 2023.

Even the executive producer of the program in 2018 said, “Who knows what the future may bring,” even though this will be the final episode of the season. giving fans and supporters one last hope that has endured and is still spoken about.



Robin Ellis who plays Reverend Halse in the series starred in the earlier Poldark (1975) series as Ross Poldark.



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The BBC network has always come up with some very good content and Poldark didn’t disappoint as well.


A historical narration that kept us glued to our seats with its exceptional execution. The Winston Graham novel penned to perfection was beautifully adapted into the series and by the end of the season, 5 fans hoped to get another season as well.


Despite the fact that it appears that not much of the original tale is left to support a new season.


The five seasons’ five phases each received the appropriate conclusion. There are still storylines that may be expanded, but the series’ authors appear to have taken a hiatus.


Out of the twelve novels, the series only utilized up to seven. The only ray of light we can provide to the fans who are hoping for good news is that a spin-off from the remaining novels in the series may go in a totally different direction from the original series’ approach.


Nonetheless, there isn’t an excuse anyone would have to prevent you from watching the five seasons.


They are a masterpiece and anyone with a slight love for historical drama with a well-defined blend of art and craft should watch this visual masterpiece.


And in case there are any further updates on a new season we will let you all know.


Till then take a look at our movie lists to explore the amazing virtual world.


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