Sanditon, Season 2: Premiere Date & First Look Photos

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Sanditon will return for Season 2 in 2022

Sanditon fans will remember a time not so long ago when it wasn't looking good for a second season. The show was officially cancelled due to poor performance in the UK, even after a strong reception from American audiences. Petitions went up, complaints filled British TV groups, and still – nothing.

That all changed when the controversial Netflix series, Bridgerton, came out. In spite of the modern music and sex-crazed characters (or perhaps because of those things), the series was a hit. 

And just like that, networks and production companies scrambled to get their hands on racy period dramas. Sanditon was back. 

What is Sanditon About?

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Season 2 of Sanditon is on the way

Sanditon is the story of a young woman and her relationship with the charismatic promoter of a new seaside resort town in England. It's a story of youthful innocence and enthusiasm against the backdrop of an upstart town and all its schemes and secrets.

The series is based on an unfinished Jane Austen novel. In 1917, her health was failing. While experts aren't in complete agreement about what ultimately ended her life, Addison's disease and Hodgkin's lymphoma are among the most popular hypotheses.

While Austen continued to work through her illness, she found herself unable to write by March of 1817. She wrote that she was turning “every wrong colour” and she was confined to her sofa. By July, she had passed away at the age of 41.

Her final work, The Brothers, would remain unfinished after 12 chapters. The Brothers would go on to be published, incomplete, as Sanditon in 1925. You can read her original work HERE in a convenient ebook, or HERE at Project Gutenberg for free.

Since then, many have attempted to finish her work. There's even a book that finishes the story, based on the version Andrew Davies adapted for the first season of the ITV series (get it HERE).

What's Happening in Season 2 of Sanditon?

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Sanditon Season 2

Sanditon's six-episode season 2 will pick up roughly nine months after the events of season 1. We'll see Charlotte Heywood (Rose Williams, Reign) returning to the lovely seaside resort, quickly attracting the attention of a couple different men. At the same time, Georgiana Lambe (Ordeal by Innocence) will get adventurous in her last summer before turning 21. 

The Parkers will be back, with Tom (Kris Marshall, Death in Paradise) striving to rebuild Sanditon. As would be expected, though, his efforts will come up against the secrets, lies, and general plotting of the seaside town. 

Along with the above-mentioned characters, others who are returning include Anne Reid (Lady Denham), Kate Ashfield (Mary Parker), Jack Fox (Sir Edward Denham), Charlotte Spencer (Esther Denham), Lily Sacofsky (Clara Brereton), Turlough Convery (Arthur Parker), Kevin Eldon (Mr. Hankins) and Adrian Scarborough (Dr. Fuchs).

New cast members will include Ben Lloyd-Hughes (Industry) and Tom Weston-Jones (Grace), both of whom will play love interests for Charlotte. Rosie Graham (Outlander), Frank Blake (Normal People), Maxim Ays (Still So Awkward) and Alexander Vlahos (Versailles) will also be joining the production in season 2. 

Theo James, Mark Stanley, and Leo Suter will NOT be returning. 

When & Where Will Season 2 of Sanditon Premiere?

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Seaside summer fun in Season 2 of Sanditon

In the US, Season 2 of  Sanditon will premiere on PBS on Sunday, March 20th at 9/8 Central. You can see the official PBS tweet below.

In the UK, it's expected to air on BritBox and ITV. 

When we know more details about premiere dates/locations for other countries, we'll add them here. 

 

What About Season 3 of Sanditon?

Fans of the series will be pleased to know Sanditon has already been renewed for Season 3. 

Will You be Watching Season 2 of Sanditon?

Will you be marking your calendar for Sanditon's second season? Or is this one just not your cup of tea? We'd love to hear what you think in the comments!

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4 Comments

  1. I will not be watching as Sidney Parker was the last Austen hero. Theo James was sensational as Sidney Parker. Masterpiece and Red Planet knew way in advance he wasn’t coming back so why not recast. We are supposed to believe Charlotte Heywood an Austen hero will wind up with Non Austen nobodies.Then rename the show don’t use the Austen name on this Regency soap opera. I hope someday we get a true Austen film adaptation with the happy ending for Sidney and Charlotte as Austen would have intended
    I have no desire to watch this as the show wasn’t saved and this isn’t what the fans petitioned for. We wanted a happy ending for Sidney and Charlotte together

  2. Of all the shows cancelled and then resurrected, Sanditon would have been my last choice. Oh how I miss My Mother and Other Strangers and even more so Home Fires! Those two were class shows – well written, superbly acted, and then hacked to death. Please bring those back! Oh, probably won’t watch Sanditon, never fully caught my interests although I did watch all of the first season.

  3. I am so happy to hear that Sanditon will be coming back with Season 2 in March and that Season 3 has already been renewed. I thoroughly enjoyed this series and all the characters in it. I love all the British series and movies since they have gotten me through the last year and a half of Covid life here on the US.

    • Of all the shows to be resurrected, Sanditon would have been my last choice. Oh, how I miss My Mother and Other Strangers and even more so Home Fires! Bring those back please as they were great shows – superbly acted and written. Probably won’t watch the new season of Sanditon as it never fully caught my interests even though I did watch the entire first season.

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