‘Sanditon’ return date confirmed: Season 2 is coming to ITV soon

ITV has announced when the second season of Sanditon begins.

Based on Jane Austen’s unfinished final novel, the hit period drama originally premiered three years ago on ITV.

After the emotional rollercoaster of the show’s cancellation and subsequent surprise renewalSanditon returned earlier this year on PBS in the US and streaming on BritBox in the UK.

As promised, the new episodes are going to be shown on traditional broadcast television very soon!

Watch the trailer:


We can now confirm that Season 2 will premiere on ITV at 9pm on Friday 22nd July, airing weekly in the UK on Friday nights through July and August.

All six episodes will also be made available to watch on demand from 22nd July on ITV Hub.

While Theo James isn’t reprising his role as Sidney, there are six new regular cast members and a number of key characters from Season 1 are back.

The official synopsis reads: “The new series will pick up the action nine months later, as the town is growing in popularity, featuring characters familiar and new. Series two picks up with heroine Charlotte Heywood (Rose Williams) returning to the picturesque coastal resort, determined as ever to live a life less ordinary, as she takes up the role of governess to the wards of Alexander Colbourne (Ben Lloyd-Hughes).

“Charlotte is joined by her spirited younger sister, Alison Heywood (Rosie Graham) who comes to Sanditon to pursue her own romantic dream.

“In her last summer season before turning 21, Georgiana Lambe (Crystal Clarke), is keen to forge her own identity and gets up to mischief in the name of love…but will she run the risk of being lonelier than ever before?

“Tom Parker (Kris Marshall) strives to rebuild Sanditon but there are many unforeseen issues awaiting him, while the secrets and lies of the dysfunctional Denham’s continue to rock the foundations of the sunny seaside town.

“Plus, the second series promises new romances, friendships, and challenges for the residents as the Army make Sanditon their new base, led by the charming Colonel Lennox (Tom Weston-Jones).”

The next season of Sanditon has already finished filming, although we’ve learned that a couple of characters won’t be returning.

Season 3 will premiere on BritBox and PBS in early 2023.

It’s then expected to air on ITV next summer, and you can watch the first teaser trailer here.

Sanditon is available on DVD on Amazon.