London, Sep 7 (PTI) “Poldark” has cast a brand new villain for its fourth series with Max Bennett joining the BBC period drama as Monk Adderley.Also Read - Scotland Detects 6 Omicron COVID Variant Cases, UK Total at 9

The official Poldark account tweeted a photo of the actor and captioned it, “More #Poldark S4 casting news: the wonderful Max Bennett has been cast as the… Less than wonderful Monk Adderley!” Also Read - Karnataka Seeks Travel Ban on Passengers Coming From Nations Hit By Omicron Covid Variant

According to a BBC synopsis, Monk Adderley is “an unscrupulous society figure who is on a collision course with the Poldarks”. Also Read - South Africa Slams Countries Imposing Travel Bans on Fears of Omicron, Calls it 'Knee-Jerk Reaction'

The casting follows news that series four will introduce a “powerful” new character in Lady Whitworth, who is the mother of Reverend Osborne.

Lady Whitworth will be played by Rebecca Front.

“Poldark” series four is now officially under way. It will air in 2018 on BBC One.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.