Sanditon Season 2 Spoilers
While the fans were confused why Theo James’ character Sidney is absent in the second season of Sanditon, Sassyshows is here with some fresh spoilers to reveal what happened to the actor. So, make sure to read the complete article.
Sidney Parker has passed away! The long-awaited Season 2 debut of PBS drama Sanditon lost no time revealing his destiny: the fiery Regency gentleman, who was about to propose to Charlotte Heywood until fate interfered at the end of the first season, died of yellow fever while on vacation in Antigua.
Sidney’s funeral opened the program. Charlotte (Rose Williams) was dancing up a storm back home in Willingdon when Sidney’s sister-in-law Mary (Kate Ashfield) informed her of his death.
Will Theo James return in Sanditon Season 3?
Viewers have heard for a year that Theo James, who plays Sidney, will not return for the Masterpiece series’ second season. Charlotte and Sidney’s aspirations of living happily ever after were destroyed when he left. Season 1 ended with Sidney agreeing to marry his former fiancée to save his brother from debtor’s prison. But is Sidney’s death necessary?
According to new head writer Justin Young, Sidney’s premature death will echo throughout the season, who spoke at a Television Critics Association conference in January. He continued, “It provided us this huge emotional moment at the opening of the [season] that wants to set up all the tales.” “In a way, the season became about how everyone goes on from it.”
Sanditon Season 2 Spoilers: Was Sidney’s death necessary?
It didn’t seem feasible to bring in a fresh actor to portray the part. “We couldn’t recast since that would have jeopardized the world’s integrity,” Young explained. “It would have been absurd.” We felt we wanted to make it apparent to the audience straight away that he’s not coming back, even if [Charlotte] hopes he will. We wanted to let the audience grieve alongside Charlotte.”
Another PBS show, Downton Abbey, dealt with the exits of two popular characters, Dan Stevens’ Matthew Crawley and Jessica Brown Findlay’s Lady Sybil Branson, when their actors wished to quit the show: by murdering them and illustrating how their fellow humans dealt with their loss.
Sanditon Season 2 Spoilers: How Theo James Was Written Out?
The Masterpiece PBS series addressed what occurred to Theo’s Sidney Parker upon his departure from the show at the season two premiere on March 20. Sidney’s funeral was the focal point of the new episode. Yes, Sanditon assassinated the handsome Regency-era gentleman.
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So, how did Sidney pass away? Sidney suffered yellow fever and died in Antigua after marrying Eliza Campion (Ruth Kearney) for her fortune.
How did leading lady Charlotte Heywood (Rose Williams) find out about it? While dancing at a reception in her hometown, she received the devastating news. That’ll ruin the celebration.
Sanditon’s second season renewal occurred over two years after its first cancellation at ITV (Sanditon’s original network). Theo had booked HBO’s TV version of The Time Traveler’s Wife during that time. Even still, we were hoping for a quick reappearance for the actor until Sanditon Season 2 spoilers dropped.
Due to a three-month time shift, Season 2 of Sanditon is already continuing along without Sidney. And it appears like Masterpiece PBS is keeping its promise made in May that the Sanditon heroine will have “plenty of romance.” In the premiere, Colonel Francis Lennox (Tom Weston-Jones) and Alexander Colbourne (Ben Lloyd-Hughes) were introduced as prospective suitors for Charlotte.
If you have read all Sanditon Season 2 spoilers, you know that there are less to no chances of the comeback of Theo James as Sidney. What are your thoughts on the matter? Tell us in the comment box. Make sure to stay tuned as we will be adding more Sanditon Season 2 spoilers and season 3 details in the future.