BBC Orders Third Season of 'Poldark'

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The second season of the historical drama starring Aiden Turner is due to air later this year.

The world's most famous topless scythe enthusiast is to return.

Aiden Turner, who sent hearts fluttering with his scantily-clad farming skills in the first season of historical drama Poldark in 2015 and is due to return to screens for a second outing this fall, has now been booked for a third season by the BBC.

Production company Mammoth Screen — also behind upcoming ITV drama Victoria — confirmed Wednesday that writer Debbie Horsfield is penning further episodes, which will be filmed later this year for transmission in 2017. The show airs on Masterpiece in the U.S.

The third season will see Turner's Cornwallian army officer Ross Poldark traverse "new family, new loves and new battles, as the French revolution casts a shadow over life in Cornwall."

"Series two promises to take the audience on another fantastic rollercoaster ride and we're thrilled to know that the story won't end there," said Elizabeth Kilgarriff, exec producer for the BBC.

"It's a testament to Debbie's brilliant storytelling and the passion of the Mammoth team that Poldark will be returning for a third series, with yet more twists and turns for these much-loved characters."

The popularity of the first season saw Turner become a household favorite across the U.K. and become a favorite to replace Daniel Craig as James Bond.