Sanditon was a British television series that aired on ITV from 20 August to 11 September 2018. The show follows Jane Austen’s unfinished novel of the same name and stars Jemima Rooper, Anna Chancellor, Tom Taylor, Emma Lowndes, and Maimie McCoy as main characters. Sanditon season 2 release date has not been announced yet.
Is Sandison season 2 happening?
Against what seems like all odds, yes! Despite the fact that the period drama was officially canceled in late 2019, Sanditon will indeed be back – and not just for a second season, but also a third!
‘Sanditon’ cast: Theo James won’t return as Sidney Parker:
Sanditon Season 2 will also feature a major casting shakeup. Theo James will not return as Sidney. In a statement, the actor said that while he “relished” playing Sidney, he felt his character’s story had concluded.
“The broken fairy-tale-like ending between Charlotte and Sidney is different, unique, and so interesting to me and I wish the cast and crew of Sanditon every success with future series,” he said.
The news is a major disappointment to fans who were hoping Sidney and Charlotte would eventually end up together.
Rose Williams will return as Charlotte. More casting decisions will be announced in the future.
‘Sanditon’ Season 2 plot details:
The first season of Sanditon ended with Sidney deciding to marry a rich heiress to save his brother’s business. That put an end to his romance with Charlotte. Because the show is based on an unfinished novel, it’s anyone’s guesses what direction the story will take in future seasons.
However, we do know that Charlotte will be returning to the up-and-coming resort town of Sanditon in the upcoming season. Her story will be “one thread of an intricate tapestry of compelling stories full of intrigue, excitement, and romance,” according to PBS.
Viewers can expect to see some familiar characters return in Sanditon Season 2 while new faces are also introduced, “all of whom will be having adventures as joyous and surprising as the seaside town itself.”
Theo James says he felt his ‘Sanditon’ character’s journey had ‘concluded’
James’ exit was confirmed via a post on the official Masterpiece PBS Twitter account. In a statement, the actor said that it was the right time for him to leave the show. He felt his character’s story had come to a natural end in Sanditon Season 1.
“Although I relished playing Sidney, for me, I’ve always maintained that his journey concluded as I wanted it to,” James explained.
“The broken fairy-tale-like ending between Charlotte and Sidney is different, unique, and so interesting to me and I wish the cast and crew of Sanditon every success with future series,” he added.
While James won’t be back for the future season of Sanditon, Williams is confirmed to return as Charlotte.
“Couldn’t be more thrilled,” Williams tweeted after season 2 was announced. “The continued support for our show has been so appreciated and…..effective! Can’t wait to step into Charlotte’s shoes again.”