See what’s coming to MASTERPIECE in fall 2017, including The Collection, The Durrells in Corfu Season 2, and Poldark Season 3.
The Durrells in Corfu Season 2
Hailed by The Wall Street Journal as “an island of charm,” The Durrells in Corfu returns for a second season of eccentric family adventures on a Greek isle in the 1930s. Based on the memoirs of Gerald Durrell, the animal-loving youngest member of the clan, the series stars Keeley Hawes as the plucky widowed mother, Louisa Durrell; Josh O’Connor as her eldest son, Lawrence, who is destined to become a famous novelist; Callum Woodhouse as the hapless sportsman, Leslie; Daisy Waterstone as the lovelorn teen, Margo; and Milo Parker as Gerald. The bohemian Durrells fit right in with the light-hearted Greeks—except when they disastrously don’t.
Poldark Season 3
The rip-roaring TV drama called “swoon-worthy” by the Los Angeles Times returns for the third season of action-packed episodes, starring Aidan Turner as the charismatic Ross Poldark and Eleanor Tomlinson as his remarkable partner, Demelza. Poldark, Season 3 also stars Jack Farthing as George Warleggan, the villain who knows no mercy; Heida Reed as Poldark’s first love, Elizabeth, now allied with George; Caroline Blakiston as Poldark’s spirited Aunt Agatha; and introducing Ellise Chappell as the beautiful governess Morwenna and Christian Brassington as her suitor, the sex-crazed Rev. Whitworth. This season finds Poldark in revolutionary France, where the firebrands outdo even George for ruthlessness.
World War II is over and Paul Sabine is restoring Paris as the fashion capital of the world. His dresses are a sensation, and only his shady past and an inconvenient corpse block his way to success. Richard Coyle stars as Paul; with Mamie Gummer as his rich American wife; Jenna Thiam as the seamstress who becomes his top model; Frances de la Tour as his devious mother; and Tom Riley as his debauched brother, the self-destructive genius behind Paul’s knockout gowns. Dressing up was never so dazzling—or dangerous.
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Mammoth Screen for BBC and MASTERPIECE