Presumed dead by his friends and family, Captain Ross Poldark returns home after fighting in the Revolutionary War to find the life he left behind in shambles. He quickly discovers his family estate in disrepair due to the unexpected death of his father. Facing the seemingly insurmountable task of managing his damaged land, he must also navigate a difficult relationship with his former fianc�e, Elizabeth. Believing he had died in the war, she has recently agreed to marry another man, Poldark’s cousin Francis. With the assistance of a kitchen maid named Demelza, he sets out to rebuild his life and win Elizabeth back.