Theo James will not be back on Sanditon, despite the news that the fan favorite show had been saved after a premature cancellation.
The drama had been cancelled after just one season, however, the network had decided to bring it back for two additional seasons following fan support on social media and the popularity it had on PBS.
Following the announcement, Theo then revealed he and his character, Sidney, would not be returning.
“Although I relished playing Sidney, for me, I’ve always maintained that his journey concluded as I wanted it to,” he wrote in the announcement on the show’s official Twitter account. “The broken fairy-tale like ending between Charlotte and Sidney is different, unique and so interesting to me and I wish the cast and crew of Sanditon every success with future series.”
Rose Williams is set to return as Charlotte, however, other cast still have yet to be revealed.
Justin Young will take the role of lead writer and executive producer for the upcoming two seasons and Andrew Davies, who originally created the series, will also return to write several episodes and executive produce.
Sanditon is based on Jane Austen‘s final, and unfinished novel of the same name.
Click inside to see what the fans think about Theo’s decision to leave Sanditon…
Many fans of the series aren’t happy about Theo‘s decision. Scroll down to see what they had to say after reading his statement:
Good riddance Theo, you totally lost me as your fan, as for Charlotte’s jurney, I can not wait to see her 😍 I hope the next actor will be worth, unlike Mr. James here…#SanditonIsSaved#SanditonPBS #Sanditon
— NaT 🦋 NaKaShiA (@SmilingDionysos) May 7, 2021
I’ve been #TeamSidney, but after this debacle, I say bring on Leo Suter’s Young Stringer as the hero. He’s got a better temperament… and a nicer smile. Charlotte deserves it.
— Melissa Blau (@BlauMelissa) May 7, 2021
Theo James just singlehandedly turned Sidney Parker into Willoughby and I’m going to lie, I’m pissed and heartbroken.
— Anon581 (@Anon5813) May 7, 2021
Every other show he’s been in was not that good. This was his best role & he tanked it. I will never watch anything with him or his wife in. Sayonara!
— 🇺🇸 MariannS 👒🎩 (@MariannS18) May 7, 2021
Agreed. Everything should have been announced at the same time. Once again, this show has gutted me. So disappointing. ☹️
— melanieb (@MelanieBounds) May 7, 2021