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Thanks for this Stella. Seems as if the cast generally do love the show but cautiously taking it step by step before committing to more. I wonder if they can do it and get to book 12. Time will tell.

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Here is the link to the interview Aidan Turner gave about Series 4 and Series 5 and the possibility of more series.

http://www.radiotimes.com/news/tv/2018-02-07/aidan-turner-teases-tempestuous-and-political-poldark-series-four/



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I think it more likely that series 5 will be based on The Stranger from the Sea and The Miller's Dance.



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 Pollie - The interview you include a link to in your post has been overtaken very recently by another from Aidan Turner. Series 5 has been commissioned. Unfortunately, I don't have a link but will try to find it. That will be the end of the contracts for the main actors.   I will see if I can find it. Meanwhile I can tell you that Aidan made no mention of his previous decision to end Poldark after 5 series. Instead he talked about it continuing, but emphasised that nothing had yet been decided. 

His interview suggested there would not be all 5 remaining books in series 5. 'The Stranger From the Sea' was mentioned. He made no mention of wanting to end with series 5 but sounded very positive about the possibility of all 12 books being produced, making it clear that decisions were taken one series at a time.

He is signed up to play the lead part in a West End play 'The Lieutenant of Inishmore' at The Noel Coward theatre from June to early September so will be available to continue with series 5 thereafter. We know that theatre is his first love so he will be happy with this and it will allow him to continue with Poldark. 

I will try to find the link to the interview.

P.S. Here is the relevant extract from the interview I refer to above. 

"But when will Poldark actually be back on our TV screens? We know that its probably due to air later this summer, but can Mr Turner shed any more light?

Sooner rather than later, I imagine said Turner. I think its probably a different time to last year, its probably earlier from what I can gather. They need to finish post production and all of those sorts of things so thats when I step out.

Filming on series four has only wrapped this month, but everyone is eager to find out just how much more of Turners Cornish captain well get to see on screen. Series four is said to draw on the final third of Winston Grahams sixth Poldark book The Four Swans and all of book seven, The Angry Tide, after which theres a 10-year time shift.

Definitely were going to do season five, were going to shoot the fifth one. After that, I dont know, said Turner. Well have to see how it all goes, but definitely for five. Its kind of one step at a time.



-- Edited by Stella Poldark on Wednesday 7th of February 2018 12:30:32 PM


 

This is exciting. I have now seen news articles where he confirms series 5 but not where he mentions which books this will feature. 

I hope they make it to Twisted Sword at least. My favourite of the post Angry tide set. But  I imagine that might end up a series 6 production. 

In a way I'd rather then either commit to all of the remaining books or stop after Angry tide. Imagine them stopping after the Miller's dance when it is Twisted Sword that seems to re focus on Ross and Demelza. Although I cant imagine how they would do the Valentine monkey story line in Bella.  

When you think about it an 8 episode season is like 4 movies. A big job indeed. 



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Dark Mare wrote:
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Thanks for the welcome. 

Yes it all a bit confusing. I have seen articles recently with Aidan suggesting that series 5 is likely and it must stop there because there is 'no more story after that' and that it will now be for him a '5 year gig'. 

I imagine they are conflicted with wanting to achieve the satisfaction of completing an adaption of all the books against getting the bbc go ahead to do so, getting all the cast to commit and wanting to also free the cast up to do other things. 

I know that Aidan himself has talked about how taking on work either side of Poldark filming was gruelling one series and left him exhausted. So much so he chose not to over burden himself for the next series that followed. It must be quite a commitment and ending Poldark would be bitter sweet for them. I think Eleanor is more keen.  

http://wwd.com/eye/people/poldarks-tv-show-aidan-turner-talks-stage-screen-and-ross-10954473/

"WWD: How many more seasons do you have in you?

A.T.: I think we run out of things to do after series 5, I think that would be our last one. Four was green-lit, five hasnt been yet, and it wouldnt be fair of me to green light it, but its probably looking like it may happen."

BIB- I hope so. I'm not ready to let Poldark (tv) go just yet. 



-- Edited by Pollie on Sunday 21st of January 2018 04:19:15 PM


 I think I remember reading or hearing Aidan Turner say something about not wanting to play Ross as an older man. At the time, I thought of this famous quote from Mick Jagger:

         "I'd rather be dead than singing 'Satisfaction' when Im forty-five."

 

I also remembered that Russell Crowe got his first Oscar nomination for playing a fiftysomething tobacco-industry whistleblower in "The Insider." Crowe was at least twenty years younger than that at the time. 

I wonder whether Turner is thinking he wants to follow Dan Stevens' ("Downtown Abbey's" Matthew Crawley) lead. Right now, Stevens seems to be the hardest-working actor in Hollywood. 

 

 

 

 



-- Edited by Dark Mare on Wednesday 7th of February 2018 02:14:10 AM


 Pollie - The interview you include a link to in your post has been overtaken very recently by another from Aidan Turner. Series 5 has been commissioned. Unfortunately, I don't have a link but will try to find it. That will be the end of the contracts for the main actors.   I will see if I can find it. Meanwhile I can tell you that Aidan made no mention of his previous decision to end Poldark after 5 series. Instead he talked about it continuing, but emphasised that nothing had yet been decided. 

His interview suggested there would not be all 5 remaining books in series 5. 'The Stranger From the Sea' was mentioned. He made no mention of wanting to end with series 5 but sounded very positive about the possibility of all 12 books being produced, making it clear that decisions were taken one series at a time.

He is signed up to play the lead part in a West End play 'The Lieutenant of Inishmore' at The Noel Coward theatre from June to early September so will be available to continue with series 5 thereafter. We know that theatre is his first love so he will be happy with this and it will allow him to continue with Poldark. 

I will try to find the link to the interview.

P.S. Here is the relevant extract from the interview I refer to above. 

"But when will Poldark actually be back on our TV screens? We know that its probably due to air later this summer, but can Mr Turner shed any more light?

Sooner rather than later, I imagine said Turner. I think its probably a different time to last year, its probably earlier from what I can gather. They need to finish post production and all of those sorts of things so thats when I step out.

Filming on series four has only wrapped this month, but everyone is eager to find out just how much more of Turners Cornish captain well get to see on screen. Series four is said to draw on the final third of Winston Grahams sixth Poldark book The Four Swans and all of book seven, The Angry Tide, after which theres a 10-year time shift.

Definitely were going to do season five, were going to shoot the fifth one. After that, I dont know, said Turner. Well have to see how it all goes, but definitely for five. Its kind of one step at a time.



-- Edited by Stella Poldark on Wednesday 7th of February 2018 12:30:32 PM

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Pollie wrote

 

Thanks for the welcome. 

Yes it all a bit confusing. I have seen articles recently with Aidan suggesting that series 5 is likely and it must stop there because there is 'no more story after that' and that it will now be for him a '5 year gig'. 

I imagine they are conflicted with wanting to achieve the satisfaction of completing an adaption of all the books against getting the bbc go ahead to do so, getting all the cast to commit and wanting to also free the cast up to do other things. 

I know that Aidan himself has talked about how taking on work either side of Poldark filming was gruelling one series and left him exhausted. So much so he chose not to over burden himself for the next series that followed. It must be quite a commitment and ending Poldark would be bitter sweet for them. I think Eleanor is more keen.  

http://wwd.com/eye/people/poldarks-tv-show-aidan-turner-talks-stage-screen-and-ross-10954473/

"WWD: How many more seasons do you have in you?

A.T.: I think we run out of things to do after series 5, I think that would be our last one. Four was green-lit, five hasnt been yet, and it wouldnt be fair of me to green light it, but its probably looking like it may happen."

BIB- I hope so. I'm not ready to let Poldark (tv) go just yet. 



-- Edited by Pollie on Sunday 21st of January 2018 04:19:15 PM


 I think I remember reading or hearing Aidan Turner say something about not wanting to play Ross as an older man. At the time, I thought of this famous quote from Mick Jagger:

         "I'd rather be dead than singing 'Satisfaction' when Im forty-five."

 

I also remembered that Russell Crowe got his first Oscar nomination for playing a fiftysomething tobacco-industry whistleblower in "The Insider." Crowe was at least twenty years younger than that at the time. 

I wonder whether Turner is thinking he wants to follow Dan Stevens' ("Downtown Abbey's" Matthew Crawley) lead. Right now, Stevens seems to be the hardest-working actor in Hollywood. 

 

 

 

 



-- Edited by Dark Mare on Wednesday 7th of February 2018 02:14:10 AM

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Which would then seem to leave either the audiobooks or one day just a radio serial like "The Archers", though how many years that would take is anyone's guess. So out of interest looking at Book One in my tattered old Collins paperback which is nearly 200 pages long and assuming each broadcast is for half an hour slots, the first airing could just about cover the Prologue nicely ? 

Then any guesses how long it would take to air the whole of Book One ? Finally all 12 books, though I expect some of us still just determined as ever will by then be listening on some cloud or other together with hopefully WG and Jean, all nodding contentedly at each other at last....aww



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Since the team have been unable to accurately adapt the first three series, I despair of any attempt to condense 5 books into one series.  Particularly so as those are the five largest volumes and range very widely in location.  It seems an impossible task to even consider it.



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I was thinking very generally of several things:  I had heard that perhaps they would not do the final book "Bella Poldark".  I believe the movie "The Stranger From the Sea" was 1-3/4 hours long.  And from a TV producers point of view I thought there were parts of the books that could be condensed, i.e. all that we learn about steam and even the Bowood episode might not be dramatic enough.  These are not my hopes and wishes but since I didn't like much of Series 3 and I'm sure the remaining Series will follow much the same pattern I am not hopeful that even if they made it longer it would be done "well".  The last 5 books are actually my favourites other than "Ross Poldark" perhaps because Ross and Demelza are more settled, content and peaceful (except for the obvious times).  I already think that the Ross/Jeremy relationship will be over-dramatised but I shouldn't worry about what hasn't happened yet.  Now I want to re-read the final 5 from an adapter's point of view!



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I think it's now or never for the last books to be done and I would like to see the same cast as the series.  I think one more series will be enough though, perhaps with 10 episodes.  I look forward to seeing the last books on TV to complete the series and I look forward also to it being over. 


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I am intrigued. Please share your vision of how 5 books could be produced well in 10 episodes.



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I think it's now or never for the last books to be done and I would like to see the same cast as the series.  I think one more series will be enough though, perhaps with 10 episodes.  I look forward to seeing the last books on TV to complete the series and I look forward also to it being over. 



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Stella Poldark wrote:

 

 Pollie - welcome. smile

I have heard this rumour about cramming 5 books into series 5, supposedly the final series. Debbie Horsfield has denied that any such decision has been made so we shall have to wait and see. I think it's impossible to do this but if they do I think it will not be at all enjoyable to watch.


 

Thanks for the welcome. 

Yes it all a bit confusing. I have seen articles recently with Aidan suggesting that series 5 is likely and it must stop there because there is 'no more story after that' and that it will now be for him a '5 year gig'. 

I imagine they are conflicted with wanting to achieve the satisfaction of completing an adaption of all the books against getting the bbc go ahead to do so, getting all the cast to commit and wanting to also free the cast up to do other things. 

I know that Aidan himself has talked about how taking on work either side of Poldark filming was gruelling one series and left him exhausted. So much so he chose not to over burden himself for the next series that followed. It must be quite a commitment and ending Poldark would be bitter sweet for them. I think Eleanor is more keen.  

http://wwd.com/eye/people/poldarks-tv-show-aidan-turner-talks-stage-screen-and-ross-10954473/

"WWD: How many more seasons do you have in you?

A.T.: I think we run out of things to do after series 5, I think that would be our last one. Four was green-lit, five hasnt been yet, and it wouldnt be fair of me to green light it, but its probably looking like it may happen."

BIB- I hope so. I'm not ready to let Poldark (tv) go just yet. 



-- Edited by Pollie on Sunday 21st of January 2018 04:19:15 PM

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Pollie wrote:

 

Though nothing is confirmed for a series 5, there is speculation that if it does go ahead it will cover books 8-12 and series 4 will take us to the end of Angry tide. 

That's 5 books in one season where typically each series has covered 2 (at most). The last season was a book and half. I would love the current cast to complete the books but so sad if it's all so rushed. Twisted sword for me has the most action of those books and I cant imagine it being covered in only 2 or three episodes. They'd surely have to have more episodes for it to be anywhere near viable but way more than the 10 which is the most they have ever filmed. 

What do you think? Would you rather they left it alone if they couldn't go to a sixth season and do full justice to the remaining 5 books?


 Pollie - welcome. smile

I have heard this rumour about cramming 5 books into series 5, supposedly the final series. Debbie Horsfield has denied that any such decision has been made so we shall have to wait and see. I think it's impossible to do this but if they do I think it will not be at all enjoyable to watch.



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Though nothing is confirmed for a series 5, there is speculation that if it does go ahead it will cover books 8-12 and series 4 will take us to the end of Angry tide. 

That's 5 books in one season where typically each series has covered 2 (at most). The last season was a book and half. I would love the current cast to complete the books but so sad if it's all so rushed. Twisted sword for me has the most action of those books and I cant imagine it being covered in only 2 or three episodes. They'd surely have to have more episodes for it to be anywhere near viable but way more than the 10 which is the most they have ever filmed. 

What do you think? Would you rather they left it alone if they couldn't go to a sixth season and do full justice to the remaining 5 books?



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