I've never liked any of Jane Austen's work's. But i liked this show which had Andrew Davies continuing the novel.
My sense of watching it was that.... I can't be entirely certain of anything though because the show was cancelled after one series. Felt like they obviously wanted to make Series 2.
Has anyone read Sanditon? I saw it today at B&B.
If so, does it end on a cliffhanger as well?
Warning, there are *SPOILERS* ahead for the new Sanditon series on PBS. If you haven’t seen it and are a fan of Jane Austen adaptations, stop reading NOW and go watch it.
The release of a new Jane Austen adaptation has liberated my underlying Austen fandom, which had apparently been lying dormant in me since the last Pride & Prejudice adaptation in 2005. It briefly resurfaced in 2016 with the release of Love and Friendship, a film adaptation of Jane’s epistolary (unpublished) novella, Lady Susan...but even that did not inspire the same fervor that the new Sanditon series has conjured.
Here’s my fascination: Sanditon was Austen’s last work in progress. She wrote 11 and a half chapters before her death in 1817; she was only 42 years old when she died. She had completed six whole novels by this time, four of which had been published, and she had gained a modest amount of recognition as an author, one of her biggest fans being the Prince Regent himself. Austen was a mature writer when she penned the Sanditon chapters, in excellent voice. I know this because I recently read them. My curiosity was piqued (for the first time I might add) to read one of Austen’s unfinished/unpublished works after watching the Sanditon adaptation on PBS...
I have of course read (and reread) all six of Austen’s published works. They are brilliant. Witty, sharply perceptive, and full of supremely rich characters. For all these reasons and more she has been my favorite author since I first discovered her in the seventh grade. But after watching the Sanditon episodes, I had to consult the source material for myself. Here was a drama based on only 11.5 chapters of Austen. I had to know how much of the show was Austen, and how much was the projected creativity of Andrew Davies, the show’s director. As it turns out, all of the material Austen penned about the town of Sanditon and its characters was exhausted in the very first episode! Given that everything Austen wrote of Sanditon was almost entirely expository, it makes sense that Davies had no choice but to use Austen’s prose as a mere springboard for creativity. But I am left with so many thoughts swirling around in my head about the mystery of Austen’s intended Sanditon of the past, Davies’ extrapolated Sanditon of the present, and a potential continued Sanditon of the future.
Upon finishing the Sanditon chapters, I was seized with a curious melancholia. It was like reading a debut Austen novel...an impos... keep reading on reddit ➡
A couple weeks ago u/AriannaBlair made an awesome post about saving the show. There are a lot of people working hard to try to find a new home for the show. In fact, though an organized effort via the Facebook group, this weekend there is a mass mailing to Amazon and Netflix in order to show fan dedication.
Additionally, there is a growing community of people on Twitter that have been working tirelessly to keep the show trending and in the eye of other networks that might be interested in partnering with PBS to make another season happen.
Today, via a PBS affiliate in IL, we learned that PBS is paying attention to the petition!! Which is fantastic news! If you haven't signed it yet, please do! It could go a long way to getting the show a new home.
I'm organising this by character again as I find it easier to remember.
Gentle reader, I feel obligated to break this to your gently, but I also don't want to spoil the surprise. Lets put it this way. It's clear that the creators of this show anticipated a sequel.
>!Esther:Esther is playing cards with Lady Denham, Lady Denham teases her for being melancholy. !<
>!Babbington arrives and asks her to go for a coach ride on the beach which Lady Denham forces her to agree to. They argue while in the carriage, she says she doesn't like being around him, he refuses to believe her. She ends up enjoying the coach ride and taking the reigns herself. !<
>!She returns to the house and Lady Denham teases her again for looking happy. She says that Babbington would be a fool to marry her because she will never love him as much as he loves her. !<
>!Lady Denham says it's better to be the one who is loved in the marriage. She tells Esther a story about how she was in love with a handsome man when he was young. He flirted with her and kept her hanging, but ended up marrying another girl with £50,000. She says she ought to have known he would never marry her because he was in debt and needed the money. !<
>!Esther and Lady Denham go to the Midsummer Ball. She is having a good time, dancing with Babbington. !<
>!Edward bursts into the ball, possibly drunk. He shouts at her that he will not leave unless she tells him too, that he knows he made a mistake and that he was led astray by Clara. She tells him to go, but is visibly upset and runs and hides in a side room of the ball. !<
>!Lady Denham asks Sidney Parker to eject him and put him on the first coach to London which he does. Luckily the coach around Sanditon runs better then the Number 11 bus and he is dispatched in minutes even though it's late at night. !<
>!Babbington finds Esther crying in the side room being comforted by Miss Heywood. She asks if he will hate her now that he knows the truth. He says he still loves her and gives her a very 21st century style proposal in which he admits he doesn't want to control her or treat her as property, just walk by her side. It's actually moving, mostly down to the power of the actors. !<
>!We see Esther's wedding to Babbington. And the aftermath of the consummation. She is now Lady Babbington. !<
>!Mr Stringer: !<
>!Mr Stringer gets a letter from London. He has an apprenticeship to be an architect. !<... keep reading on reddit ➡
Alright folks! Here’s our time to shine!
For those of you who may not have heard, Sanditon has been cancelled by its original UK network, ITV. This means it’s up to American networks to pick the show up for a second season, or American fans to expand the fanbase enough for ITV to reconsider. In order to do this we’re going to have to make some noise and let ITV/PBS Masterpiece know the show it popular enough to warrant a second season.
From the writer and creator:
“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. So it had some very passionate fans, but for ITV, we didn’t quite get enough numbers,” Davies said. “So we just hope it’s a big hit in the States and that it makes ITV reconsider.”
Decider asked if it was necessary for ITV to be involved in a renewal or if it was possible that PBS or another streaming service could pick it up independently, and Davies said, “Yes, it might be the latter, yes.” https://decider.com/2020/01/13/sanditon-season-2-andrew-davies-interview/
What can we do?
I’ve compiled a list of everything we can do to bring Sanditon back for another season. If anyone has any other further suggestions comment below and I’ll add them to the list!
SIGN AND SHARE THE PETITION: https://www.change.org/p/itv-give-us-sanditon-series-
Keep re-watching on PBS Passport for increased viewer numbers
TWEET: #SaveSanditon #RenewSanditon #SanditonSeason2 #SanditonPBS #SanditonSisterhood tagging @masterpiecepbs @ PBSDistribution @ PBS
*edit* Prime Video UK tweeted last month that they were going to attempt to make a case for a second season, and are asking people to retweet the following: https://twitter.com/primevideouk/status/1273247132347179009 Please retweet and share so we get a proper ending!
For all Austenians here, I hope you've graced yourself with the pleasure of viewing the latest TV adaptation of Jane's posthumous work Sanditon. Unfortunately, it was shared that after an amazing first season, it has been cancelled. HOWEVER, the latest news claims that if viewership is up while it's presently airing via PBS in the US, then it could be saved for a second season! The show stars an unbelievably convincing cast with a cinematic appeal akin to Pride and Prejudice (2005), and any true Jane Austen fan will fall under its seaside spell. Please help us keep those ratings up by tweeting, reviewing it on IMDB or Rotten Tomatoes, and most importantly, recording it/watching it on PBS! <3
Hello! For anyone who’s been watching the new Jane Austen adaptation Sanditon on ITV/PBS, I just wanted to let you know that it has its own subreddit, r/Sanditon, if you would like to talk to fellow viewers & fans. (I'm posting this here bc Poldark is a period drama similar to Sanditon, and thus probably shares fans). That’s all, bye! :)
I can’t believe I just spent 7 hours or so watching that show waiting for that ending. Anyone else as flabbergasted as me?
That wasn’t Jane Austen.
17th day of the 2nd Moon, 99 A.C
For the duration of the recent rebellion Storm's End could not be said to have been much of a court. There were many an excuse Cassandra might have contented herself with, yet she couldn't help but feel she had been remiss in her duties as a host for her ladies. They enjoyed every comfort befitting guests of their station, yet she had not been able to provide any kind of organized leisure or activities while managing supply lines. Although they had been far removed from acts of war, they had been struck by a number of dramatic events, Marya's aubduction by ransom brokers and Jena's illness still fresh in their minds. There was clearly no shortage of reasons for an outing then. It might give them all a chance to alleviate the stresses on their minds and memories in time for the upcoming wedding.
Going south or north from Storm's End, the cliffsides stretched for miles, atop them windblown rolling hills. The coastline that stretched from the Marches all the way to the Kingswood was sparse with trees. Anything that grew too tall here would have to face the full wrath Shipbreaker Bay. Some resisted in clusters, a few bent, but most would break eventually. While riding along the edge of the cliffs, the eastern view was one that inspired awe and terror in equal parts. Even on a clear day the surface of the water was violently torn up as it stretched toward the horizon, more akin to the canyons of the Mountains of Dorne than waves in the sea. Pretty as it was, one could hardly enjoy it for long. There was beauty to be found in turmoil, but each new moment shattered the last. Their destination however, was to prove a pocket of calm in the chaos. In a cove some hours ride from Storm's End the ladies could set up a pavilion to sit under, shielded from the wind. While the sea was as if at storm beyond the gap in the cliffs, the low tide within the inlet allowed one to walk quite far into the waves before they even reached the knees. On the broadcloth in the shade along with Cassandra were her guests of honour, Marya Swann, Jena Dondarrion and Tyana Wylde. They were served sweet wine and lemonsweet from casks that were brought along from Storm's End, as well as small pastries and candied fruits of such dainty sizes that they could easily be served on small silver platters one could hold in one hand.
"It's taken me longer than I would have wished to take you here my ladies" Cassandra announced to her companions with an amiable... keep reading on reddit ➡