‘Sanditon’ Season 3 episode guide revealed

PBS has released an official episode guide for the final season of Sanditon.

The hit period drama is back this weekend in the US, ahead of its UK premiere later in 2023.

Based on Jane Austen’s unfinished final novelSanditon was revived by BritBox and PBS for a surprise second season following its previous cancellation.

Several fun preview videos and an epic Season 3 trailer have already been shared, with the cast promising “drama, romance, gossip, laughter, [and] tears.”

Watch a clip here:

We’ve now had even more details confirmed about what lies ahead in Sanditon‘s third season.

Be warned, there are spoilers ahead here!

Coming up are the officially-approved episode summaries published online by Masterpiece on the PBS website in March 2023 ahead of transmission.

But if you’re wanting to see Season 3 without knowing anything that’s going to happen – which we’d suggest is always the best way to watch something – then don’t read any further.

To be honest, they give away far more plot details than we expected, but we’re sharing them here as the show’s makers have already decided to release the information.

Masterpiece’s synopsis for the new season reads: “An eager fiancé in tow, Charlotte Heywood returns to a now thriving Sanditon.

“It’s Georgiana Lambe’s 21st birthday, and while a lavish party awaits, an awkward reunion between Charlotte and Alexander Colbourne raises old feelings and new questions. And it’s not all celebration for Georgiana, who’s called on to meet a startling new challenge but finds support from unlikely sources.

“Through it all, Charlotte and Georgiana bond over their dilemmas, as well as their resolve to forge their own destinies.

“In Sanditon Season 3, your invitation awaits for more grand parties, wise and outspoken women, and lovely friendships that stand the test of time and circumstances. But many surprises are yet to arrive on Sanditon’s shores—astonishing new alliances, ghosts from the past, and all the complications of love and life.”

Here is Masterpiece’s full episode guide:

Season 3 Episode 1

Airing on 19th March 2023

The first episode of Sanditon Season 3 sees Charlotte arrive back at the Regency era seaside resort—fiancé in tow—for the society event of the year. Seeing Colbourne again leaves her feeling uncertain.

Meanwhile, Georgiana receives a shocking threat to her fortune, and Edward tries to prove to Lady Denham that he is a changed man.

Season 3 Episode 2

Airing on 26th March 2023

Georgiana faces a nearly impossible task in trying to find a lawyer, but help arrives from a surprising place.

Lady Denham accepts a new vision for the town and spars with an old flame. Arthur makes a new friend.

Season 3 Episode 3

Airing on 2nd April 2023

Georgiana gets a surprise visit. Colbourne’s shooting party goes ahead and Charlotte has to confront all that she’s lost.

Mary and Tom cross swords over his plans for the old town.

Season 3 Episode 4

Airing on 9th April 2023

Charlotte attempts to distance herself from Colbourne but as they are repeatedly thrown into each other’s orbit, their chemistry rises.

Meanwhile Georgiana is unravelling and makes a surprising decision to protect herself.

Season 3 Episode 5

Airing on 16th April 2023

Charlotte and Colbourne rush to Augusta’s aid. Tom secures a financial investment… but is delivered some devastating news.

And while love blossoms elsewhere, Arthur’s heart is broken.

Season 3 Episode 6

Airing on 23rd April 2023

Charlotte desperately wants to tell Colbourne the truth about her feelings, but a shocking revelation stops her in her tracks.

Having opened her heart, Georgiana’s worst fears are realized when she discovers she has been abandoned.

Sanditon is available on DVD on Amazon.