Bad news for Bridgerton fans: season 2 has been suspended indefinitely

If you're burning for more Regency romance, you'll have to be patient


Looks like Regency romps are shelved indefinitely: Bridgerton season 2 filming has been suspended for the second time in a week, and unfortunately, there's no telling when production will heat up again. 

According to Deadline, Netflix's steamy romance series halted activity on July 15 after a crew member tested positive for Covid. Shortly thereafter, another member of the team—who has not been identified—also tested positive for Covid. As a result, an indefinite production hold is in place, and there's no telling how this will affect the launch date of Bridgerton season 2 quite yet. (We apologize in advance for the dreadful news.) 

Although Netflix has not commented on the suspension, Deadline further reveals that the heavyweights at Shondaland—the production company responsible for the smash hit—are working to put together a new timetable once it's safe to continue working on season 2 . We are all crossing our fingers for the safe restart to production—especially as the Coronavirus Delta variant picks up steam.

Bridgerton has been a savior for many a Netflix subscriber throughout the dark months of lockdown (a cool 82 million households worldwide have tuned in) and has shed new light on the romance genre. It has even garnered 12 Emmy nominations. Fans were unhappy to learn of Regé Jean- Page's Bridgerton exit, but anticipation around the next chapter still abounds, especially following the announcement of a new female lead

Since your Netflix viewing is likely to be impacted by the delay, here are some alternatives in the meantime. We recommend indulging in the Bridgerton books in order during your next beach visit and putting the Bridgerton soundtrack on your Spotify playlist to transport yourself back in time to a fancy ball, alongside Daphne and the Duke.

If you're still looking for something sexy to watch on TV, fortunately, Netflix has you covered. The streaming service's most recent romance-novel-turned-series, Sex/Life, brings the raunchiness back to the modern day, but it's certainly getting a lot of attention, especially for that, um...big part by Adam Demos

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