The creator of Sandition has given fans an update on the chances of a second season.
The eight-part adaptation starred Theo James (Downton Abbey), Kris Marshall (Death in Paradise) and Anne Reid (Last Tango in Halifax).
Sanditon was a co-production between ITV and PBS Masterpiece, but sadly ITV announced recently that they wouldn’t be ordering another season.
The show’s future is now reliant on PBS finding a new production partner to fund making more episodes, but the positive news is that PBS are keen.
Davies told Decider: “We’d love to carry on with a second series and even more if there was an appetite for it. Because certainly the people in the UK who saw it, absolutely loved it.”
He added: “So it had some very passionate fans, but for ITV, we didn’t quite get enough numbers. So we just hope it’s a big hit in the States and that it makes ITV reconsider.”
Discussing whether ITV’s involvement was essential for a second season or if a streaming service, like Netflix or Amazon, could renew Sanditon independently, Davies revealed: “Yes, it might be the latter, yes.”
The writer reassured fans with this hopeful message: “Hang on in there. Keep giving the show all your love because we’d love to give you lots more of it.”
Sanditon is available on DVD on Amazon.