#SaveSanditon: Petition these other studios for ‘Sanditon’ season 2
Sanditon Sisterhood, we have an important update on the future of our beloved show, and it isn’t quite the joyous news we’ve been hoping for – but have no fear, the battle is far from over.
Amazon Prime hasn’t made any more social media posts regarding Sanditon, and fans have been rightfully wondering what could possibly be going on behind the scenes. Are there negotiations or has the show been forgotten? We’ve all been wondering and worrying for some time now. Here’s what we know at the moment.
No green lights
A spokesperson for Andrew Davies, one of the creators of Sanditon, told Radio Times that Amazon has not greenlit the show in order to produce a second season. However, they haven’t been turned away either. They’re quoted as saying, “A second series of Sanditon is not out of the question, but it is not yet set up.”
On top of this, the production company, Red Planet Pictures, has also confirmed there is currently no work being done on season 2 of the show.
Not hopeless yet
While these statements are less than encouraging, they also aren’t a nail in the coffin either. Nobody has said Amazon Prime has refused the idea of creating Sanditon’s season 2.
Though, we’re also ready to admit, perhaps, it’s time to remember once more that there are other studios who may be more ready and willing to help. The Sanditon Sisterhood has been working tirelessly on social media to prove to any and all production companies & studios that there’s a massive audience for the show.
For over a month, in fact, for 45 days straight, the fans of Sanditon have had over 45,000 daily interactions on Twitter using the hashtags #Sandion and #SaveSanditon. By the way, that’s at least 45,000 daily interactions in both hashtags individually, not a combined total. Those are impressive numbers that could sway a studio on the fence.
While we’re not ready to write off Amazon Prime completely, we’re also not viewing it as the amazing lifeboat we once did. We’re trying to figure out which other studios we might need to be shouting out on social media.
Netflix is an obvious choice, and they did take the Spanish show Money Heist and transform it from being a flop to an international phenomenon. If we could convince Netflix to pick up season 2 of Sanditon that would be a big deal. However, they are enormous and can be extremely picky about which projects they pickup. On the other hand, they have on more than one occasion saved shows from cancelation, (Lucifer is their latest example) so they’re worth a shot at any rate.
Hulu has caught our eye, too. They’ve been working toward creating more original content and we know they aren’t afraid to go headfirst into period pieces. The Great is a perfect example of their willingness to create and design beautiful sets and costumes for a period piece. There’s also 11.22.63, which doesn’t go back quite as far, but is said to recreate the 1960s rather “immaculately”.
While there are countless streaming services these days, other ones have far smaller audiences (Apple TV), are focused on a very specific niche of content (Disney+), or don’t create original content (YouTube TV). Reaching out to network television channels would also be counterproductive since the show is an international success.
What do you think, Sanditon fans? What’s our next move? We’re starting to think we need to make Amazon Prime a little jealous by sharing our love online – we don’t want to ignore them altogether though.