If you have watched season two of Sanditon and fallen in love, you are definitely not alone. The last episode aired on PBS Passport for paying members on April 17, 2022, and aired for the general public on Masterpiece PBS on April 24, 2022. Since that time, it has continued to air in various places worldwide, bringing with it a larger fandom.
When I started this website, I did so for one purpose – to support the writers, cast, and crew because I felt it was needed. I wanted to show my appreciation for the series returning despite its former cancellation. The majority of the cast returned, and many new welcoming faces joined the Sanditon seaside to continue the story.
What I didn’t anticipate was that this website would become a landing place for so many fans. As of today, it has received over 78,482 hits with 30,370 unique visitors from a variety of countries worldwide. Below is a snapshot from my WordPress dashboard, showing the top ten countries where the fans are coming from to the site. Beyond that, there are 115 more countries, including Antigua! (Had to throw that in there for fun.)
I’ve put up a lot of websites over the years, including one for fandom for Phantom of the Opera, which has over 584,000 page views but that’s been up since 2008. In less than seven months, Sanditon Seaside has grown exceptionally. Those statistics say one thing – there’s a lot of interest in Sanditon seasons two and three!
Well, it’s one thing to watch people daily come to this website, but it’s another thing sitting here waiting until we hear a word from PBS when they will release season three. If you are in any Facebook forums or on Twitter, you can be assured most everybody thinks the wait is excruciatingly painful. We’ll probably have to wait until Fall to see any early promo photos for season three, as we continue to speculate if it will air in January or March of 2023. Needless to say, in the meantime, we can rewatch season two multiple times. In addition, PBS in the USA, of course, will be releasing its lineup of Endeavor, Hotel Portofino, Granchester, Miss Scarlet, and All Creatures Great & Small. BritBoxUK also has its own lineup of shows, some of which make it across the pond to BritBoxUS. If that’s not enough to keep you busy, I suppose you could always read fanfiction.
As far as me, I’ll be doing some updates on the characters of Charlotte, Tom, Arthur, Mary, Georgiana, etc. when I have time. A few visitors have requested updates to their character analysis based on how they have changed in season two.
In the meantime, while we wait and attempt to survive in this Sanditon drought, what are you doing to keep busy? Feel free to chime in.