When does Jane Austen’s ‘Sanditon’ start on PBS in the US?

PBS has announced when Sanditon will premiere in the US.

ITV’s new period drama launched in the UK this autumn.

Starring Theo James (Downton Abbey), Kris Marshall (Death in Paradise) and Anne Reid (Last Tango in Halifax), the eight-part mini-series is based on Jane Austen’s unfinished final novel.

Written only months before the author’s death in 1817, her original 11-chapter manuscript has now adapted by Emmy and BAFTA-Award winning screenwriter Andrew Davies (Pride & Prejudice, Les Misérables).

Sanditon will premiere with a double bill of the first two episodes at 9/8c on Sunday 12th January on Masterpiece on PBS.

It will continue on Sunday evenings until Sunday 23rd February.

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The official synopsis reads: “Sanditon tells the story of the joyously impulsive, spirited and unconventional Charlotte Heywood and her spiky relationship with the humorous, charming (and slightly wild!) Sidney Parker.

“When a chance accident transports her from her rural hometown of Willingden to the would-be coastal resort of the eponymous title, it exposes Charlotte to the intrigues and dalliances of a seaside town on the make, and the characters whose fortunes depend on its commercial success.

“The twists and turns of the plot, which takes viewers from the West Indies to the rotting alleys of London, exposes the hidden agendas of each character and sees Charlotte discover herself… and ultimately find love.”

Sanditon is available on DVD on Amazon.