If you’re a fan of period dramas, you may have heard of Poldark. The show, which originated on BBC One, is set in the late 18th century after the American War of Independence. Based on a series of novels, the first which shares a name with the series, the show has quite the fan following, meaning you may be wondering how to watch Poldark online.
The show is centered around the character of Captain Ross Poldark, played by actor Aidan Turner. After three years at war, Captain Poldark returns home to discover that a lot happened while he was away — his father passed, his finances are out of order, and his cousin is betrothed to Poldark’s love, Elizabeth. He tries to pick up life since then, even though the series plants other obstacles in his way.
Speaking of series, Poldark has series instead of seasons. Their fourth series started airing on BBC One in June of 2018. If you want to start streaming Poldark online, here’s the best way to watch.
How to Watch Poldark Online & Stream the Complete Series
In the United States, Amazon Prime is the only streaming service with the first three series of Poldark in its library. Here’s how to watch:
If you have Amazon Prime, you can watch episodes of Poldark on your computer right here, or you can watch on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Amazon Video app.
If you don’t have Prime, you can sign up for a free 30-day trial here. Once signed up, you can watch episodes of Poldark on your computer right here, or you can watch on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Amazon Video app.
NOTE: Spoilers to follow
How Many Poldark Seasons Are There?
Poldark is broken down into four “series,” each with anywhere between eight and 10 episodes. The last episode of series four is set to air in the UK on July 29th, 2018. Here’s a brief overlook of what happened in each series.
Poldark Series 1
8 Episodes | March 2015 – April 2015
The series introduces us to Ross Poldark, a British veteran who returns home after the war to see how his absence has changed some of the most important things in his life — namely, his relationship and his chance at an inheritance. He chooses to work on getting the inheritance back. His ex has a baby shortly after becoming romantically invested in Ross’s cousin, and Ross moves on as well, with an urchin named Demelza. Demelza also gives birth. As for Francis, his relationship with Elizabeth is short-lived, as well as his business working at a mine. In the finale, there’s havoc after many characters contract an illness that proves to be deadly.
Poldark Series 2
10 Episodes | September 2016 – November 2016
The second series starts dark, with Francis attempting suicide and Ross on trial for murder. Despite his relationship with Demelza, Ross also admits to Elizabeth that he still has feelings for her. Speaking of relationships, …read more