Theo James’ Sidney Parker Won’t Return for ‘Sanditon’ Seasons 2 and 3 | Entertainment

Cue the mass cries of horror. Theo James will not return for Sanditon‘s recently-announced second…

Cue the mass cries of horror. Theo James will not return for Sanditon‘s recently-announced second and third seasons at PBS.

The actor unveiled a assertion by means of PBS, revealing the reasoning driving his final decision to not reprise his role as Sidney Parker. “Although I relished participating in Sidney, for me, I have normally maintained that his journey concluded as I preferred it to,” the actor’s statement begins.

“The broken fairy-tale like ending in between Charlotte and Sidney is distinct, exclusive and so attention-grabbing to me and I want the cast and crew of Sanditon each accomplishment with future collection,” he additional. This is undoubtedly not the news supporters have been hoping to hear after their lengthy marketing campaign to salvage the Jane Austen adaptation.

The sequence is primarily based on Austen’s previous unfinished novel and was created by writer Andrew Davies who will return as an govt producer for Seasons 2 and 3. Season 1 adopted the story of substantial-spirited and unbiased heroine Charlotte Heywood (Rose Williams) who travels to the titular seaside resort wherever she encounters the broody and stubborn Sidney Parker (Theo James).

(Credit: PBS Masterpiece)

Their courtship would remind Austen followers of Delight and Prejudice‘s Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy, and whilst a satisfied ending seemed so shut, Period 1 finished with Sidney pursuing an additional engagement for the reason of monetarily supporting his loved ones.

Although Austen’s tales usually conclude with a delighted ending, Sanditon‘s very first time finale was everything but satisfied. PBS Masterpiece would like to reassure fans that Charlotte’s fairy-tale ending is somewhere out there though. “Whilst Sidney Parker will not return, rest assured that an abundance of romance and adventure lies in advance for the Sanditon heroine,” the network prefaced James’s assertion. “We just can’t hold out for you to see what we have in store…”

Let us know what you imagine of the shocking departure in the feedback underneath, and stay tuned for updates on Sanditon‘s impending seasons.

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