Ruth Barrett has scored the upcoming ITV and PBS Masterpiece series Sanditon. The show is developed by Andrew Davies (War & Peace, Les Miserables) and based on Jane Austen’s novel of the same title. Davies is also executive producing the project with Red Planet Pictures’ Belinda Campbell (Dickensian) and Rebecca Eaton (Downton Abbey, Poldark, Sherlock).

The 8 x 60 period drama stars Rose Williams, Theo James, Anne Reid, Kris Marshall, Kate Ashfield, Jack Fox, Charlotte Spencer, Lily Sacofsky and Adrian Scarborough, and tells the story of the joyously impulsive, spirited and unconventional Charlotte Heywood and her spiky relationship with the humorous, charming Sidney Parker.

The series airs Sunday 25 August on ITV and later in the US on PBS.