Sanditon series 3 UK release date confirmed on ITVX in 2023

Sanditon season 3 relase date on ITV

A UK release date has been confirmed for the third and final series of hit drama Sanditon.


Adapted from Jane Austen’s unfinished novel, written only months before her death in 1817, Sanditon tells the story of the joyously impulsive, spirited and unconventional Charlotte Heywood.

After the first series debuted back on ITV in 2019, series 2 arrived on ITV in July 2022 after premiering online on BritBox earlier this year.

Sanditon S2. Picture shows: Alison Heywood (ROSIE GRAHAM), Charlotte Heywood (ROSE WILLIAMS) and Georgiana Lambe (CRYSTAL CLARKE).
Sanditon S2. Picture shows: Alison Heywood (ROSIE GRAHAM), Charlotte Heywood (ROSE WILLIAMS) and Georgiana Lambe (CRYSTAL CLARKE). Photographer: James Pardon

Now a third series is on its way – and it’ll be the show’s last.

Sanditon release date

There’s good news for fans of the show with a third series of Sanditon released on ITV’s free streaming platform ITVX from 17 August 2023.

Series 3 is confirmed as the show’s last one. It will air on ITV1 at a later date.

A teaser for the new episodes shares: “Charlotte Heywood returns to Sanditon with her fiancé in tow but is forced to come to terms with her unresolved feelings for Alexander Colbourne. He, devastated, tries to move on and open his heart to another. But as they keep getting drawn together, can they keep on ignoring their feelings?


“Meanwhile, Georgiana is horrified to discover a claim on her newfound inheritance. With the help of Samuel Colbourne, she battles in court to keep what is hers. Elsewhere, Edward has promised Lady Denham he is truly reformed, but will Augusta Markham’s fortune be too an irresistible a proposition?

“With weddings and failed engagements, will the Sanditon residents all find true love and happiness after all?”

Watch Sanditon on TV and online

Sanditon series 2 premiered on ITV1 in July 2022 having been previously released on BritBox in March.

You can currently watch both series 1 and 2 online via ITVX here.

In the US, the show is available on MASTERPIECE on PBS.

Series 1 has eight episodes while the second has six episodes.

What happens in Sanditon series 2?

The last series saw Rose Williams reprise her role of Charlotte Heywood.


A teaser shares: “After fans were left hanging in suspense by the first season’s finale and clamoring for more, the drama will continue to follow the high-spirited and independent heroine, Charlotte Heywood as she returns to the picturesque coastal resort of Sanditon.

“Charlotte’s journey is one thread of an intricate tapestry of compelling stories full of intrigue, excitement, and romance. Against the backdrop of beautiful vistas, familiar faces return and new inhabitants are introduced — all of whom will be having adventures as joyous and surprising as the seaside town itself.”

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