This is a wonderful article about how the fans mobilized with petitions and letter writing to bring back Sanditon to the screen. When ITV’s racy Jane Austen adaptation Sanditon was cancelled in 2019 after the first series, fans were not happy. The six-part series based on the writer’s unfinished finalContinue Reading

This is a great article about the flaws in the new Persuasion on Netflix, and how the heart of Jane Austen’s Persuasion is retained in Sanditon. Justin Young said he used Persuasion as inspiration, he got it right. Netflix’s Persuasion isn’t frustrating because it attempts “something different” with Austen, butContinue Reading

The historical period drama is having a moment. Credit the over-the-top themed balls, opulent costumes, well-appointed decor, and impeccable British manners that keep audiences enthralled and coming back for more. Perhaps Sanditon production designer James North sums it up best, telling AD, “Romantic escapism…it’s as simple as that.” SOURCE: ARCHITECTURALContinue Reading

An insightful article along with comments from the cast and writers about the storyline of Sanditon Season Two. A good read! “I think whenever I think of Colbourne, a huge word that comes up is integrity,” Lloyd-Hughes said. “I think he’s a man of huge integrity. Much to his ownContinue Reading

During this 1-on-1 interview with Collider, Ben Lloyd-Hughes (who plays Alexander Colbourne, a reclusive man that hires Charlotte as governess for his daughter and his niece) talked about his own ambition to play a Jane Austen character, missing out on being cast in Season 1, initially auditioning for the roleContinue Reading

“I personally really enjoyed shooting stuff in the school room. It was a beautiful set, ” Williams said, before teasing how young Flora Mitchell inspired a change to a future episode’s scene. “Tis is a fun little fact. There’s a scene in Episode 4 where Charlotte is giving the girlsContinue Reading

Young also wanted Clara’s return to add some spice to Edward’s attempt to convince Lady Denham that he’s been totally reformed. “I think the audiences are pretty aware by the end of Episode 1 that Edward is not as redeemed as he’s pretending to be,” Young said. “I thought, let’sContinue Reading

Sanditon‘s Season 2 is a potpourri of Jane Austen’s stories—with a slight zest of Charlotte Bronte’s—with a little less social commentary. The writers, headed by Justin Young, have managed to continue Jane Austen’s story, making numerous references to her work, while, at the same time, bringing the narrative to aContinue Reading

When PBS was fighting to bring the series back, Clarke was on the fence. She wanted more for her character, which in her mind included additional diversity in the writers’ room as well as historical consultants who could help the production better capture what life would have been like forContinue Reading

Balls are savored and wildflowers gathered. Women contend with worries that lead them to hard realizations of their limitations. “Perhaps I will have to forgo my darning circle!” a concerned lady about town sighs. Second season showrunner Justin Young and the rest of the writing team take the opportunity affordedContinue Reading

We spoke to Justin Young, head writer of the beloved PBS Masterpiece series Sanditon, about bringing the show back to life after a series of major setbacks, including Theo James leaving the series. Initially the show was not renewed but then there was an incredible groundswell of demand from itsContinue Reading

At risk of internet harassment, Sidney was terrible. They fixed him a little in the last few episodes, but he spent most of his time screaming at Charlotte in the street, and it made me extremely uncomfortable that he was her love interest. But guess what, SIDNEY IS DEAD. It’s the wholeContinue Reading

Sanditon Season 2 isn’t supposed to exist, but it does. Although the Jane Austen adaptation was a smash when it ran on Masterpiece on PBS in 2020 — inspiring legions of ardent online fans — it had already been cancelled by British broadcaster ITV after it failed to impress UKContinue Reading

Sanditon is a very different kind of Austen adaptation. Because it’s based on her final, unfinished novel, writer Andrew Davies had the freedom to expand the original story beyond Austen’s original plot. In theory, that means a season two is possible, but until now, it’s been unclear if the costumeContinue Reading

The images include Charlotte (Rose Williams) taking up the role of governess to Augusta Markham (Eloise Webb), Alexander Colbourne’s ward and niece, who at the age of 17 pushes against authority and soon gives Charlotte a run for her money. Charlotte’s spirited younger sister, Alison Heywood (Rosie Graham) comes toContinue Reading

PBS long-running anthology series Masterpiece has announced that hit drama Sanditon has been renewed for both a second and third season. That’s quite the turnaround after the show was initially canceled by original network ITV in December 2019, a month before it even premiered stateside. Sanditon Renewed for Two MoreContinue Reading