Since dropping on Netflix on Christmas Day 2020, Bridgerton has dominated the top ten watchlists across the world. Made by Shondaland and based on the popular novels by Julia Quinn, the series is a steamy, sentimental, and scandalous imagining of life in Regency-era London.
The series follows the Bridgerton family, eight siblings and their mother, paying special focus to their love lives and national dramas. Season one sees the eldest Bridgerton girl, Daphne, make her debut in society. Despite being hailed the belle of the season, she originally fails to attract any suggestions. In an attempt to make herself look more desirable to potential suitors, she and the dashing Duke of Hastings’imitation’ a romance. The pair seldom seem eye-to-eye, so they doubt they’ll make their love look believable for the sharp eyes among the lot. However, the plot quickly functions, bringing with it a few unexpected feelings about the part of Daphne and the Duke…
The series is now the most popular show on Netflix. 82 million households checked out the series at the initial 30 days which was revised up from the 63 million originally predicted.
Has Bridgerton Been Renewed For A Second Season?
It was clear from the get-go that there might never be only one season of Bridgerton. The simple fact that the show relies on a series of books is a bit of a giveaway.
We learned that Bridgerton season 2 was in active development back in February 2020 with filming due to start later that year. Given that the events of the world, that took a backseat.
Netflix has since affirmed that there will be a second season of Bridgerton. They teased the statement with the next video, dropped in late January 2021:
Additionally, Lady Bridgerton posted this article on social websites:
“The ton are abuzz with the most recent gossip, and therefore it is my honour to impart to you: Bridgerton will officially return for a second season. I do hope you have saved a bottle of ratafia for this delightful occasion.”
Storywise there’s still plenty of source material to cover. After all, 8 novels were released in complete for Bridgerton.
When Will Bridgerton Season 2 Be On Netflix?
You might be in for a long wait, Bridgerton fans.
Filming as we mentioned above was originally due to get underway midway through 2020. But, that is since been pushed back to ancient 2021.
ProductionWeekly is currently set the string to contact filming in”Spring 2021″. Similarly, Lady Whistledown supported the news saying, “the incomparable cast of Bridgerton will go back to production from the spring of 2021.”
This implies that at a complete push we could see Bridgerton Season two land in 2021 but the likely event is that we’ll see it in 2022.
What To Expect From Season 2 Of Bridgerton?
The identical press release that gave us a few clues to the season 2 release date also provides some intel about what to expect from the new season of Bridgerton…
“Anthony Bridgerton has not only decided to marry – he’s even chosen a wife! The only obstacle is his intended’s older sister, Kate Sheffield – the most meddlesome woman ever to grace a London ballroom. The spirited schemer is driving Anthony mad with her determination to stop the betrothal, but when he closes his eyes at night, Kate is the woman haunting his increasingly erotic dreams. In contrast to popular belief, Kate is very convinced that reformed rakes do not make the best husbands – and Anthony Bridgerton is the most wicked clown of them all. Kate is determined to protect her sister – but she fears her own heart is vulnerable. When Anthony’s lips touch hers, she is suddenly afraid she might not be able to resist the reprehensible rake himself “
After breaking ties with his opera-singer mistress in the end of year one, it looks like the eldest Bridgerton finds himself in the core of a romance in season 2. Judging from the short synopsis above, it sounds like things will get raunchy.
Fans will be pleased to hear that Daphne and Simon (AKA the Duke of Hastings) are not going anywhere. After welcoming their first child in a flash-forward’ at the end of season one, we hope to observe the set settle into married life and parenthood in season 2. We expect that it’s all sunshine and roses for the couple from now on, but of course, that would not be very striking.
At the end of season one, we also saw the return of Francesca Bridgerton: the next youngest sibling. Absent for a lot of the season, the young woman was spending some time with the extended Bridgerton family in Bath, England (a popular holiday destination during the Regency). Now that shes’ back among the family fold, we all hope to see much more from Francesca Bridgerton going forward.
The identity of this mysterious writer, Lady Whistledown, has been revealed to the audience at the end of year one. However, despite helping her escape entrapment, the curious Eloise Bidgerton still has not sleuthed out that it is. We forecast the truth is going to be discovered in season 2, with dramatic effects.
Who Will Star In Bridgerton Season 2?
So far, we know of at least one new famous face who’ll be joining the cast of Bridgerton season 2.
Simone Ashley (AKA Olivia in Sex Education) is linking as Kate: the elder sister of Anthony’s authentic love interest, who ends up at the hot seat herself.
Simone Ashley is Miss Kate Sharma.
— shondaland tv (@shondaland) February 15, 2021
We don’t know of some other new characters yet, but we’ll keep you posted. As far as we know, we anticipate the majority of the original cast to return for season two, including…
- Phoebe Dynevor as Daphne Bridgerton
- Regé-Jean Page as Simon, the Duke of Hastings
- Nicola Coughlan as Penelope Featherington
- Jonathan Bailey as Anthony Bridgerton
- Luke Newton as Colin Bridgerton
- Claudia Jessie as Eloise Bridgerton
- Luke Thompson as Benedict Bridgerton
- Ruth Gemmell as Lady Violet Bridgerton
- Polly Walker as Lady Portia Featherington
- Adjoa Andoh as Lady Danbury
- Golda Rosheuvel as Queen Charlotte
- Ruby Barker as Marina Thompson
- Jessica Madsen as Cressida Cowper
Everything Else We Know About Bridgerton Season 2
- Julie Anne Robinson is recorded to guide again for season 2
- Chris Van Dusen has hinted that we could see up to eight seasons of this series on Netflix (which would mean that Netflix adapts every book).
Before we depart, we thought you want to take a peek at one of the Bridgerton sketches which aired on February 20th, 2021 featuring Regé-Jean Page. Also, go and take a look at a number of our hints on what to watch next after Bridgerton.
Oops, we apologize. One more thing before we go. If you can’t wait for more Bridgerton, go ahead and subscribe to the Bridgerton podcast.
— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) February 18, 2021