If you're enjoying the new Netflix show as much as we are, you might be wondering whether a second season of Bridgerton is on it way any time soon. Well, we're pleased to say that it is.
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Is season two of Bridgerton confirmed?
The creators of the show have confirmed that Netflix has renewed the period drama for a second season, with the entire cast of the first season returning to reprise their roles. In true Birdgerton style, the good news was announced by none other than the series’ narrator Lady Whistledown, voiced on the show by Julie Andrews.
In a special edition of her Society Paper, she revealed that the second season will focus on finding the perfect suitor for the eldest Bridgerton son, Anthony.
The festive period was made exceptionally better by Bridgerton's arrival to the streaming service on December 25th - the present we didn't even know we wanted.
The series features an explosive final episode, which leaves fans dying for more and setting the tone for what the second season could be focusing on.
In a stunning surprise, #Bridgerton has been renewed for Season 2. pic.twitter.com/gpV22HOF9YJanuary 21, 2021
What's next for Bridgerton?
Not only will there be a second season but according to Bridgerton showrunner Chris Van Dusen, we can expect a whopping eight seasons of the show if he has it his way. Finally the good news we needed in 2021.
Speaking to Collider, he said: "This being a family of eight children and there being eight books, I would love to be able to focus and really tell stories and love stories for all the Bridgerton siblings. For each character, for sure. I would love that."
He went onto reiterate that season one was "primarily about Daphne and her love story with Simon" but that there is much more to delve into, especially as the show is based on the eight novels of Julia Quinn.
Similarly, back in December a source has told The Sun newspaper: "With so much material to work with there's every chance it could develop into multiple series.
"And it's fair to say it has an added edge that Downton didn't have."
The first series explores the coming-out season of Daphne Bridgerton and her relationship with the Duke, Simon Basset. But the best-selling novels go on to focus on the lives of all eight Bridgerton children. So there’s plenty more material which can be used in future seasons.
Van Dusen also previously told Cosmopolitan he’d love to make another season, saying: "Obviously we’re just focused on the first season right now. And while that focuses on the eldest Bridgerton daughter Daphne and her love affair with Simon, we know there are eight Bridgerton siblings [and] there are eight Bridgerton books. So in success I would love to be able to explore love stories and romances for all the Bridgerton brothers and sisters, of course."
Actress Nicola Coughlan - previously known for her role in Derry Girls - says she would love to explore more of her character Penelope Featherington.
She told the Radio Times: “I’d love to go on that journey with her, to see how she’s changed. I’d really love to come back because I feel like we’ve just scratched the surface. And because there’s such a huge cast in this show, there’s so much more of all the characters.”
Safe to say we've got plenty to look forward to with the Bridgerton clan!
Bridgerton Season 2 release date
According to Production Weekly, the series will begin filming again in March 2021. So it seems likely that 2022 will be when fans see their favorite characters return to screens. Fingers crossed!
The new Netflix drama, which is set in Regency London, has been brought to life by Shonda Rhimes’ production company Shondaland and showrunner Chris Van Duse.
Essentially, it combines the period drama elements of Downton Abbey with the excitement and secrets of Gossip Girl - which makes for a brilliant combination.
Not to mention the first-class cast, which includes the likes of Phoebe Dynevor as Daphne Bridgerton, Regé-Jean Page as Simon Basset, (AKA the Duke of Hastings), Jonathan Bailey as Anthony Bridgerton, Nicola Coughlan as Penelope Featherington and acting sensation Julie Andrews as the mysterious Lady Whistledown.
Based on the novels by Julia Quinn, Bridgerton explores the relationships and love interests of various wealthy families.