Jane Austen Society of North America, Southwest Region
Charlotte Rampling stars as Lady Denham in the upcoming Sanditon, reportedly now in production.
Kyle Walters (Edward Denham) and Allison Paige (Gigi Darcy) in Pemberley Digital’s
Welcome to Sanditon
Although Austen only completed 11 chapters of Sanditon, a 28-episode multiplatform series has fleshed out the story and a full-length feature is currently in development.
An eight-part mini-series for ITV (UK), adapted by Andrew Davies, is set to begin filming in spring 2019. Watch this space for more information as details become available. Davies is well-known to Janeites for his adaptation of Pride and Prejudice (1995) with Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle. He also has adapted versions of Emma, Northanger Abbey and Sense and Sensibility.
Sanditon (in production)
Production on the first feature adaptation of Austen’s unfinished novel Sanditon was announced in 2015. Director Jim O’Hanlon previously directed the 2009 mini series version of Emma and screenwriter Simon Reade previously adapted Pride and Prejudice for the stage.
Director: Jim O’Hanlon
Screenplay: Simon Reade
Charlotte Rampling (Lady Denham)
Welcome to Sanditon (2013)
Set in a California beach town, this 28-episode, multiplatform adaptation of Austen’s unfinished novel Sanditon is a production of Pemberley Digital, which created The Lizzie Bennet Diaries and Emma Approved.
Directors: Bernie Su and Joshua Caldwell
Writers: Jay Bushman, Margaret Dunlap, Alexandra Edwards and Kate Rorick
Allison Paige (Gigi Darcy)
Lenne Klingaman (Clara Breton)
Kyle Walters (Edward Denham)
Joel Bryant (Tom Parker)
Vaughn Wilkinson (Beau Griffiths)
Vanessa Lee Chester (Letitia “Griff” Griffiths)
Daniel Vincent Gordh (William Darcy)
Matt Pascua (Sidney Parker)