Sanditon’s official Instagram account shared the very exciting news that the cast had gathered for a table read! Posting a photo of the script onto the social media platform, the caption read: “Our journey back to Sanditon begins as the cast and crew gather for the first script readthrough today!”
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While the cast and some fans were delighted by the post, with actress Rose Williams, who plays Charlotte Heywood, commenting with a heart emojis, others continued to be disappointed that Theo James wouldn’t be reprising his role as the brooding Sidney Parker.
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Commenting on the post, one person wrote: “How is this going to work without Theo James???” Another added: “Wait, what? No Theo?! I fail to see how this will work I understand that she’s on a journey and it’s about discovery for her but still he is her one and true love or so I thought I guess it will just have to be the blacksmith son?”
Theo won't be starring in season two
A third person wrote: “Hummm....just doesn’t seem like Jane Austen without Sydney. Did not she plan to have them end up together? It will be the first adaptation that goes against that. Hummm hope I am wrong.”
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Unfortunately, Theo confirmed that he wouldn’t be back for a second season following the announcement. In a statement back in May, he said: "Although I relished playing Sidney, for me, I've always maintained that his journey concluded as I wanted it to. The broken fairy-tale like ending between Charlotte and Sidney is different, unique and so interesting to me and I wish the cast and crew of Sanditon every success with future series."
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