ITV and PBS Masterpiece have announced plans for a lavish eight-episode period epic adaptation of Jane Austen’s unfinished final novel “Sanditon” which Red Planet Pictures will produce.
The story follows Charlotte Heywood, a spirited and impulsive woman who moves to the titular sleepy fishing village attempting to reinvent itself as a seaside resort. She begins a prickly relationship with the humorous and charming Sidney Parker.
Austen penned the first eleven chapters months before her death in 1817. Veteran TV scribe Andrew Davies (“Pride and Prejudice,” “Mr. Selfridge”) is penning the adaptation and will executive produce. Filming begins next Spring with BBC Studios to distribute the series internationally.
Source: TV Line