I relished the chance to play a character like that because, ultimately, he has shades of Rochester and lots of different characters where you’re not sure necessarily – there’s a kind of a double edge of what’s going on on the surface and what’s going on behind the eyes. AndContinue 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

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

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

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