‘Sanditon’ Returns on PBS March 20

Sanditon on PBS
'Sanditon' will return to PBS for a six-episode season two. (Image credit: PBS)

Season two of Sanditon is on PBS Sunday, March 20, 2022. There are six episodes in the season. 

Based on Jane Austen’s final, unfinished novel, Sanditon centers on naïve Charlotte Heywood (played by Rose Williams) as she arrives in the English seaside town of Sanditon, where Lady Denham (Anne Reid) is playing matchmaker for her destitute nephew, Sir Edward, who is determined to seduce Lady Denham’s ward and become the primary heir to his aunt’s estate. The arrival of wealthy, mixed-race heiress Miss Lambe, under the guardianship of entrepreneur Tom Parker’s (Kris Marshall) charming brother Sidney (Theo James) makes things more complicated. Men find Miss Lambe intriguing, while Charlotte is curious about Sidney. 

Season two picks up the action nine months later, as the town grows in popularity. 

Sanditon is a co-production of Red Planet Pictures and Masterpiece

The show debuted in January 2020. 

PBS has ordered a third season of Sanditon. Paula Kerger, PBS president and CEO, said of season two during a TCA session, “It took some work but we’re looking forward to it coming back.”

Austen’s novels include Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park and Emma. 

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