“(This)… period drama is going to give Bridgerton a run for its money”
Arlington, VA – March 16, 2022 – Back by popular demand, MASTERPIECE’s “Sanditon” returns with its second season on the PBS MASTERPIECE Prime Video Channel in Canada on March 20, 2022. Voted one of the top 15 shows of 2020 in the U.S. by Vogue and premiering to critical acclaim on both sides of the pond, “Sanditon,” the lavishly produced, romance-filled drama inspired by Jane Austen’s final, unfinished novel, returns with original cast members Rose Williams as the high-spirited heroine, Charlotte Heywood, and Crystal Clarke as the independent West Indian heiress, Georgiana Lambe. Filled with new handsome and eligible men, Season 2 brings even more adventure, scandal, intrigue and romance to the coastal resort.
As a special treat to fans, the PBS MASTERPIECE Prime Video Channel in Canada will release the first two episodes on the night it premieres on the channel.
The subscription rate for the PBS MASTERPIECE Prime Video Channel in Canada is CDN $6.99/month with an Amazon Prime or Prime Video subscription. Every purchase helps support public television for all.
About Masterpiece Prime Video Channel
MASTERPIECE has been setting the standard for exceptional British drama in the US for 50 years and the PBS MASTERPIECE Prime Video Channel continues this legacy and has expanded to include award-winning TV series from around the world – all carefully curated for ‘viewers like you’.
Winner of 83 Primetime Emmys® and 18 Peabody Awards, MASTERPIECE has been essential Sunday night viewing for millions of fans since 1971. Susanne Simpson is the executive producer and Rebecca Eaton is the executive-producer-at-large for the series. Funding for MASTERPIECE is provided by Viking and Raymond James with additional support from public television viewers and contributors to The MASTERPIECE Trust. Presented on PBS by GBH Boston, MASTERPIECE is known for recent hits such as All Creatures Great and Small, Sherlock, Downton Abbey and Victoria, and beloved classics such as Upstairs Downstairs, Prime Suspect, The Forsyte Saga and Poldark.
About PBS DISTRIBUTION
PBS Distribution is a leading distributor of public media content around the world, reaching audiences through multiple platforms and formats. The company operates five streaming channels —PBS MASTERPIECE, PBS KIDS, PBS LIVING, PBS DOCUMENTARIES, and PBS America (U.K.). Other services include transactional video-on-demand, subscription video-on-demand licensing, physical products on DVD and Blu-ray, theatrical releasing, educational, non-theatrical, inflight, and international program sales and co-productions.
PBS Distribution offers consumers and educators the highest quality factual, scripted, and children’s programming including films from Ken Burns, hit series from MASTERPIECE and foreign language dramas from Walter Presents, entertaining and educational PBS KIDS series, and award-winning documentaries from NOVA, FRONTLINE, AMERICAN MASTERS, NATURE, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, and many independent producers. For over 10 years, the company has extended the reach of programming beyond broadcast while generating revenue for the public television system, stations, and producers.
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