Sanditon is a historical drama from the United Kingdom. It was adapted into a television series by Andrew Davies. The series is based on an unfinished manuscript that was written by Jane Austen.
The television series was first aired in the United Kingdom on ITV. It premiered last August 25, 2019, and was divided into eight parts. Sanditon premiered in the United States last January 12, 2020, and was released on PBS.
Since the series is based on an unfinished novel, the original eleven chapters of the story were used for the majority of the first season. Andrew Davies then used the characters that were developed to complete the rest of his adaptation.
The series is set during the Regency era. The series follows the story of a naive young man as she explores and navigates the seaside resort called Sanditon. Charlotte Heywood, is an unconventional and spirited young woman. When she first got to Sanditon, she was keen to dive into everything that the seaside town has to offer.
What she was not expecting though is that this town, although coming from prominent families, is composed of scheming and a little too ambitious inhabitants. She got hooked and intrigued by the secrets that the community of Sanditon shares.
Charlotte eventually had an encounter with the family of Tom Parker, an entrepreneur. She then found herself attracted to Tom’s younger sibling, Sidney.
The main Sanditon Cast is composed of Rose Williams who plays the lead role as Charlotte Heywood, Theo James who plays Sidney Parker, Kate Ashfield as Mary Parker, Crystal Clarke who plays Cgeorgiana Lambe, Turlough Convery who plays Arthur Parker, and Jack Fox as Sir Edward Denham.
The supporting cast is composed of Kris Marshall who plays Tom Parker, Matthew Needham who plays Mr. Crowe. Anne Reid as Lady Denham, Alexandra Roach as Diana Parker, Lily Sacofsky as Clara Brereton, Charlotte Spencer as Esther Denham, Mark Stanley as Lord Babington, and Leo Suter who plays as James Stringer.
Sanditon Season 2 Latest Update and Release Date
Production for the second season of Sanditon is in full roll and was originally set to premiere during the fourth quarter of 2020. But due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, the production experienced several delays so the target premiere date was moved.
Speculations on the second season of Sanditon release date falls on the later part of 2021 or early 2022. No official release date has been announced by the United Kingdom-based production company.
What Is Expected Upon The Return Of Sanditon, Quick Recap
Same as it was in season 1, the original story that this series is based on is unfinished due to the author’s illness. So the director decided to play the story based on the first season’s character development. But the series is speculated to end with a happy ending, same as the other Austen romantic novels.
The season 2 plot revolves around the new path that the main lead couple took after they parted ways at the ending of the first season. To have a quick recap, the whole first season narrative revolved around the build-up of Charlotte Heywood and Sidney Parker’s romantic relationship.
But it was not the kind of relationship that they hoped for. They were plagued with a lot of misunderstandings and recurring issues due to character flaws and insecurities. These challenges eventually led to the end of their relationship.
But regardless of the hardships that they had to undergo, our lovers are not giving up yet despite their flaws. However, when the whole Parker family conspired against Charlotte, Sidney was backed into a corner and was left with no choice.
This was the heartbreaking ending of the first season. In the second season, it is expected that we see the inevitable reunion of the lovers with a load of exciting plot twists.
Where to watch Sanditon Season 2
Sanditon was originally aired on PBS’s Masterpiece. It can also be streamed online if you have either a PBS Passport Membership or the Masterpiece Channel on Prime Video. Individual episodes of Sanditon can also be purchased and downloaded via Amazon, Vudu, iTunes, Google Play, and YouTube.
Purchasing the whole season will set you back $19.99.
PBS Passport Guide
PBS Passport is a membership program offered by PBS Thirteen. They offer their subscribers exclusive access and commercial-free access to all of the PBS content library. The PBS Passport rate is $5/month. You can also purchase a yearly subscription of $60.
PBS Passport members are allowed to stream all videos in the content library, from Sanditon to The Durrells in Corfu, and Downtown Abbey.
How to Watch Sanditon on the Masterpiece Channel On Prime Video
The easiest way to gain access and watch Sanditon is through the Masterpiece Channel on Prime Video. PBS Masterpiece is also available on Amazon if you want to catch the series on the Amazon Channels, Amazon’s streaming services.
The Masterpiece Channel also has a vast online video library composed of all of your Masterpiece favorites. You can also get access to online-exclusive offerings like Beecham House and Jamestown.
The PBS Masterpiece Channel on Prime Video will set you back %5.99 a month. For new subscribers, the site also offers a 7-day trial. You can get full access to their video library during the trial period.
Who is Jane Austen?
Jane Austen is an English writer who is known for giving her novels a distinctly modern character which she based on ordinary people in her everyday lives. She is known for publishing four well-known novels during her lifetime.
These novels were Sense and Sensibility which was published in 1811, Pride and Prejudice which was published in 1813, Mansfield Park which was published in 1814, and Emma which was published in 1815.
She also has other novels that were published posthumously. These were Northanger Abbey and Persuasion. Both novels were published together back in 1817.
It vividly depicted the life of the English middle-class during the early part of the 19th century. Her novels are considered timeless classics and have remained popular centuries after her death.