“Outlander” star Sam Heughan said in a recent interview with the New York Times about acting in the COVID-19 era: “It’s not so much the protocols that are difficult – you have to wear a mask, you have to social distance have where you can – it’s more of the psychology of it. When you first start a job everyone is very tense and very conscious. Of course the protocols are there for your own good, but everyone feels like they are or are being oppressed not being yourself or going against your own instincts as a person. When you see someone you haven’t seen in a while, you want to hug or touch them or get closer to them. You have to go against your instincts as an actor on set where to use your instincts to portray a character, so it’s a really strange situation, but you get used to it. “

Q: I fell in love with “Sanditon” in “Masterpiece”. Will there be a second season?

A: I mentioned a year ago that the series, based on an unfinished novel by Jane Austen, was pending at best. ITV, the company behind the series, had decided not to continue the drama, but the creative team hoped someone else would fund a sequel.

After months of no good news, “Sanditon” fans found hope in the success of “Bridgerton,” the costume drama that was a huge hit for Netflix. Perhaps, they thought, Netflix or some other service would like a series of their own in that style. And maybe someone will. But there is no deal announced anywhere at this writing.