Sanditon, the lavish period drama inspired by Jane Austen’s final, unfinished novel, left fans begging for more with its heartbreaking climax in the first season, which was followed by two additional seasons.
It’s scarcely unexpected that Sanditon fans were devastated when the show was canceled by ITV after only one season.
Fans, however, need not be concerned, as the period drama, Sanditon has been renewed for two more seasons following an 18-month campaign by fans.
And now, a trailer for Sanditon season 2 has been published, which makes light of the fact that the programme was on the verge of being cancelled.
“Charlotte, aren’t you thrilled to be returning?” says the host. The question is directed at Rose Williams’ main character.
“I’d rather have thought we’d seen the last of you,” Lady Denham, played by Anne Reid, remarks to the young Miss Heywood later in the play.
It also gives a glimpse of the fresh romantic adventures that await Charlotte Heywood (Rose Williams), who returns to the coastal village of Sanditon with her estranged younger sister, Alison, in the trailer (Rosie Graham).
Alison is rapidly drawn to the attention of not one, but two new men in the form of newcomers Captain Declan Fraser (Frank Blake) and Captain William Carter (Maxim Ays) in the upcoming series, which will be directed by Frank Blake.
Including the release date, plot, characters, and the latest news, here’s all you need to know about Sanditon season 2, which follows in the footsteps of the critically acclaimed Netflix historical drama Bridgerton.
The Premiere Date for Sanditon Season 2 Has Been Set.
It has been confirmed that Sanditon season two will air on BritBox UK on Monday, March 21, 2022, just one day after its premiere on PBS Masterpiece in the United States.
Let’s get this party started!
Are There Any Plans for Sanditon to Return to ITV in the Future?
To bring Sanditon back, a complicated agreement has been reached. Please be patient as we explain which networks will be displaying the drama and when they will be broadcasting it.
In the United Kingdom, Sanditon season 1 premiered on ITV before being broadcast on PBS Masterpiece in the United States. However, ITV did not want to produce any further seasons of the show, even though it gained a devoted following in the United Kingdom and was a great hit in the United States.
Nevertheless, the American public television network PBS Masterpiece has recently signed on as a co-producer for seasons two and three.
BritBox UK (the paid streaming service run as a joint venture by the BBC and ITV) will also be a co-producer, and it will be able to broadcast fresh seasons of the show as BritBox Originals in the United Kingdom. “We couldn’t be happier to be a part in bringing the lovely Sanditon back to screens across the United Kingdom, and we want to thank the fans for keeping these characters alive while plans were put in place.” Will Harrison, BritBox UK’s managing director, said: “
However, even though ITV did not participate in the new seasons of Sanditon as a co-producer this time around, the show has been “acquired by ITV” – which means that, following the premiere window on BritBox UK (the length of which has yet to be determined), the new seasons will indeed receive a terrestrial broadcast on ITV later in 2022. Depending on the situation, you may just need to wait for a short time.
Who Will Be Returning and Who Will Be New to the Sanditon Season 2 Cast?
Because Rose Williams (who portrays Charlotte Heywood) is the show’s principal actor, it’s a good thing that she’s returning. She wrote on Twitter: “I couldn’t be more pleased with the results. The continuous support for our show has been very appreciated, and it has shown to be quite beneficial! Looking forward to stepping into Charlotte’s shoes once more.”
Kris Marshall will also reprise his role as Tom Parker, and Crystal Clarke will reprise her role as Georgiana Lambe in the upcoming episodes. Turlough Convery (Arthur Parker), Lily Sacofsky (Clara Brereton), and Anne Reid (Clara Brereton) are among those who have returned to reprise their roles (Lady Denham). We’re waiting to hear anything about Leo Suter and a few other seasons ‘ one performers.
Although Theo James (Sidney Parker) has indicated that he would not be returning for future seasons, the show has tragically lost its former leading man.
An entirely new cast of characters is designed to keep viewers entertained throughout the upcoming series.
Captain Declan Fraser (Frank Blake) and Captain William Carter (Tom Weston-Jones) are among the recruits, as is military commander Colonel Francis Lennox (Tom Weston-Jones) (Maxim Ays).
They both have their sights set on Charlotte’s younger sister, Allison (Rose Graham), who has come to Sanditon to follow her romantic ambition.
During this time, Charlotte also encounters a new prospective love interest when she accepts the responsibility of becoming governess to Augusta Markham (Eloise Webb) and Leo Colbourne (Flora Mitchell), as well as becoming acquainted with their guardian Alexander Colbourne (Ben Lloyd-Hughes).
The mysterious artist Charles Lockhart (Alexander Vlahos) is another addition to the cast, and he is drawn to Georgiana Lambe’s storey (Crystal Clarke).
Why Has Theo James Not Returned to Sanditon?
Soon after news of Sanditon’s renewal, there was also a very crucial announcement: Theo James is stepping down. While he appeared in season one, he has yet to commit to a second or third season of the show.
In a statement, he added, “Despite how much I enjoyed playing Sidney, I’ve always maintained that his journey concluded as I wanted it to.” In my opinion, “the broken fairy-tale ending between Charlotte and Sidney is unusual, unique and very interesting to me, and I wish the cast and crew every luck with future episodes.”
Aside from The Witcher and Archive, Theo James has participated in films with Toby Jones, Lia Williams, and Stacey Martin since the end of Sanditon season 1. As he is now filming Henry in The Time Traveler’s Wife for the next TV series, he and Sanditon probably had a filming conflict.
Sidney and Charlotte will “definitely” get together in season two if the program was renewed, according to Belinda Campbell in February 2020.
Season 1 ended with Sidney rejecting Charlotte because he felt it was his family’s obligation to marry for money, and she had this to say about the episode: “I don’t take pleasure in the idea that a lot of people are hoping for a happy conclusion. They deserve it, and we’d welcome the chance to provide it to them. The only way Sidney will be able to do this is by finding a way around it! He’s a hero in our book!” Season one’s denouement was a gratifying place to end the story, but she also said that “This is how many love stories would have ended, even if it wasn’t a Jane Austen ending. So there’s a full plot arc there, as well.”
The Second Season of Sanditon Is About to Begin.
Finally, we have the official word: “With Charlotte Heywood (Rose Williams) returning to Sanditon, the drama will continue to follow the free-spirited and self-reliant heroine. In a world full of suspense, passion, and intrigue, Charlotte’s story is just one strand of the tapestry. At a seaside town, familiar characters return and new ones are introduced, all of whom will have adventures as delightful and surprising as the beach town itself.”
Programmers say they’re certain as well “Even though Sidney Parker won’t be back, the Sanditon heroine will still have plenty of opportunities for romance and excitement in the years to come. We can’t wait to share our plans with you.”
The show’s original creator and executive producer, Andrew Davies, will return to write and produce numerous episodes. He’ll also serve as executive producer and lead writer for new seasons. Justin Young wrote four episodes of season one. The programme has added a new writer, Janice Okoh.
What Is the Expected Number of Sanditon Seasons?
The following seasons have been confirmed thus far: seasons 2 and 3. Whether this is a series that will continue to be shown indefinitely or whether season 3 will bring the story to a close is still to be determined.