‘Sanditon’ return date confirmed: When does Season 2 start on PBS?

PBS has announced when the new season of Sanditon begins in the US!

The hit period drama series was saved from cancellation earlier this year following an incredible campaign by fans.

Based on Jane Austen’s unfinished final novel, Sanditon first aired back in the summer of 2019.

Season 2 is currently filming in Bristol, England with most of the main cast returning.

While fans were disappointed to learn that Theo James won’t be back as Sidney, the upcoming episodes will have six new regular cast members.

We can now confirm that the second season of Sanditon will premiere in the US at 9/8c on Sunday 20th March 2022 on Masterpiece on PBS.

The official synopsis reads: “Charlotte returns to the beautiful seaside resort and soon attracts the attention of not one, but two new men.

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

“The Parkers are back, as Tom (Kris Marshall) strives to rebuild Sanditon. But there are many unforeseen issues awaiting him, while the secrets and lies of the dysfunctional Denhams continue to rock the foundations of the sunny seaside town.

“The Army arrives to make Sanditon their new base and with them bring potential new romances, friendships and challenges for the residents.

“New characters this season include Alexander Colbourne (Ben Lloyd-Hughes), a mysterious resident with a complex family history, who is in stark contrast to self-assured war hero Colonel Francis Lennox (Tom Weston-Jones), his rival for Charlotte’s affections.

“We also meet Charlotte’s spirited younger sister, Alison Heywood (Rosie Graham), who comes to Sanditon to pursue her own romantic dream. Alison is soon acquainted with the handsome and charming Captain William Carter (Maxim Ays).

“Other intriguing newcomers include Captain Declan Fraser (Frank Blake), a courageous character (if a little rough around the edges), and the striking and flamboyant Charles Lockhart (Alexander Vlahos), a Byronic artist who arrives to paint portraits of Sanditon’s fashionable and wealthy residents.”

We don’t yet know the UK launch date, but Season 2 will premiere on BritBox in the UK, before it later airs on ITV.

Season 3 is expected to follow in 2023.

A set of brand new photos was also officially released today.

Sanditon is available on DVD on Amazon.