The news we’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived — Netflix has officially renewed Bridgerton for season 2!
Set in Regency era England, Bridgerton follows a family of eight siblings in a story of wealth, lust, and betrayal. The show, which was created by Chris Van Dusen and produced by Shonda Rhimes, is based on author Julia Quinn‘s series of novels. As with the first book, The Duke and I, the first season of Bridgerton focused heavily on the complicated and heated courtship between the brilliant Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor) and the alluring Duke of Hastings, Simon Basset (Regé-Jean Page).
Since the show premiered on Christmas Day, it has taken off like wildfire among book readers and new fans alike. Bridgerton has remained strong up in Netflix’s top 10, leaving viewers eagerly on the edge of their seats waiting to hear word on its renewal.
The highly anticipated news arrived today in a very suitable fashion via Lady Whistledown’s Society Papers.
The announcement above confirms a couple of important things on top of the season 2 renewal, the first being the subject of the upcoming season. In keeping in line with the second book, The Viscount Who Loved Me, season 2 will focus on the romantic exploits of none other than Lord Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey). Additionally, it appears that production on the second season is set to begin this spring.
A video on social media accompanied this morning’s announcement as well.
Prepare for another social season. Bridgerton is returning for season two, only on Netflix. pic.twitter.com/yqapEULKz4
— Bridgerton (@bridgerton) January 21, 2021
Bridgerton also stars Golda Rosheuvel, Luke Newton, Claudia Jessie, Nicola Coughlan, Ruby Barker, Sabrina Bartlett, Ruth Gemmell, Adjoa Andoh, Polly Walker, Ben Miller, Bessie Carter and Harriet Cains and Julie Andrews as the voice of Lady Whistledown.
Bridgerton season 1 is now streaming on Netflix. Stay tuned for more news!