Following its run on BritBox, Sanditon has returned to ITV for its second season.


The period drama is an adaptation of Jane Austen's final, unfinished manuscript, and stars Rose Williams as Charlotte Heywood, a young woman from a quiet village who becomes embroiled in the dramas of developing seaside resort Sanditon.

The show left fans calling for more with the first season’s cliff-hanger finale, and naturally viewers were gutted when Sanditon was cancelled by ITV after just one series.

But after 18 months of campaigning from fans, the drama was thankfully revived for two more seasons, though fans may be disappointed to realise that season 2 doesn't feature Theo James as Charlotte's season 1 love interest Sidney Parker.

In a statement, James explained: "Although I relished playing Sidney, for me, I've always maintained that his journey concluded as I wanted it to."

He added: "The broken fairytale-like ending between Charlotte and Sidney is different, unique and so interesting to me and I wish the cast and crew every success with future series."

So, how can you watch the second season on ITV, BritBox and elsewhere? Read on for everything you need to know.

Where to watch Sanditon season 2

Charlotte in Sanditon ITV

Sanditon season 2 began airing on ITV on Friday 22nd July 2022 at 9pm.

Episodes will also be available to watch on ITV Hub both live and on catch-up after airing.

The whole second season is also available to watch on BritBox, as well as on Amazon Prime Video.

You can currently get a seven-day free trial for BritBox, while a subscription to the streamer then costs £5.99 per month.

Is Sanditon season 1 still on ITV Hub?

Yes! You can still stream all eight episodes of Sanditon season 1 for free on ITV Hub here.

The delay in airing the second season on ITV is because the new season is no longer produced by ITV, and is instead a co-production between US broadcaster PBS Masterpiece and BritBox UK.

This deal was made for two seasons of the show, so we can expect Sanditon to return for a third season before too long.

The reason ITV will still broadcast the show is that it has subsequently "acquired" it, meaning that following an unspecified premiere window on BritBox UK, the new seasons will air on the terrestrial network.

How many episodes of Sanditon season 2 will there be?

There will be six episodes in the new season, slightly down from the eight episodes in season 1.

The new season will follow Charlotte Heywood's return to Sanditon alongside her younger sister Alison, played by Rosie Graham. You can watch a trailer for season 2 below:

Sanditon season 2 is available on BritBox now and airs weekly on Fridays on ITV – you can sign up for a 7-day free BritBox trial here. In the meantime, take a look at the rest of our Drama coverage, or check out what else is on with our TV Guide.

You can catch up on season 1 of Sanditon on ITV Hub, and can get a 7-day free trial to watch ITV Hub+ through Amazon Prime Video here.


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