Before a much-anticipated return to the vibrant seaside resort town and the complicated love life of lead character Charlotte Heywood  in season 3 of Sanditon 

The first season was conceived by master of period drama Andrew Davies.

It was initially based on Jane Austen’s unfinished regency novel. 

Williams is shown on the beach with Ralph Starling, who portrays Brigden, as the main character Charlotte Heywood in the opening picture. 

In his gaze, Charlotte sees hope. A storyline in the third season will have Charlotte returning to Sanditon with her fiance Ralph by her side.  

The second picture shows Lord Montrose, a newcomer to Sanditon, leading Georgina Lambe into a dance. 

Alexander Colbourne, whose passion for Charlotte peaked the season before, is depicted in the third picture.  

Jane Austen’s unfinished book served as the inspiration for Sanditon.  

There has been a rise in interest in Jane Austen’s enduring Regency romances in recent years.  

With remarkable popularity, shows like Netflix’s Bridgerton, which is based on Julia Quinn’s original romantic series, have included Austen’s distinctive aesthetic.