Kris Marshall

New Jane Austen adaptation Sanditon coming to ITV

Rose Williams as Charlotte Heywood (Credit: ITV)

The novel, written only months before Austen’s death, was never finished and consists of just eleven chapters.

The adaptation has been extended into an eight-part series starring Rose Williams (Curfew), Theo James (The Divergent series), Anne Reid (Last Tango in Halifax) and Kris Marshall (Death in Paradise).

Williams plays Charlotte Heywood, an impulsive and unconventional young woman who moves away from her rural hometown to the coastal resort of Sanditon, which is trying to reinvent itself as a fashionable retreat.