“Although I relished playing Sidney, for me, I’ve always maintained that his journey concluded as I wanted it to,” he said in a statement at the time. “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 ever success with future series.”

Following James’ announcement, Masterpiece PBS assured fans that “an abundance of romance and adventure lies ahead for the Sanditon heroine.”

For a peek at what’s to come for Miss Heywood, take a look at the first look images above.

Sanditon season two premieres Sunday, March 20 at 9 p.m. on Masterpiece PBS.