Bridgerton is a show that has taken the world by storm. The show was a Top 10 success in virtually every Netflix market, with over 80 million households watching it.
It’s no surprise that the show has been renewed for a second season. Here’s what we’ve learned so far.
Yeah, indeed! Netflix reported in January that Bridgerton had been renewed for a second season. Given how famous the show has been so far, this isn’t shocking. Plus, it’s based on an eight-book collection, so there’s a lot of material to get through!
Netflix revealed Season 2 with a ‘letter’ from Lady Whistledown that contained a plot hint. According to the letter, “this author has been reliably told that Lord Anthony Bridgerton intends to dominate the social season.” “I’ll be ready with my pen to record any and all of his romantic exploits.”
We don’t yet have a release date, but filming is scheduled to begin in the first half of 2021.
According to Production Weekly, production was originally set to begin in July 2020, but was pushed back by around nine months due to COVID-19.
Season 2 isn’t scheduled to debut until the end of 2021, at the earliest.
Many of the actors from Season 1 will reprise their roles, along with a few newcomers. So far, the only casting news we’ve got is that Simone Ashley of Sex Education will be joining the show. She will portray Kate Sharma, Anthony Bridgerton’s love interest, opposite Jonathan Bailey’s Anthony Bridgerton.
In a tweet, Netflix said, “Kate is a brave, headstrong young woman who suffers no fools — Anthony Bridgerton very much included.”
Each season will focus on a different member of the Bridgerton family, similar to Julia Quinn’s book series on which it is based.
The second season of Bridgerton will centre on Anthony, the oldest of the Bridgerton family, and his hesitant pursuit of marriage.
At the end of Season 1, he swore off seeking love, choosing instead to marry some appropriate match. But, considering that this is a romantic show, it’s fair to say he’ll have at least one love interest.
And now that we know Lady Whistledown’s true identity, we can possibly expect a few on-screen characters to start piecing together the clues.
We’re also likely to hear a lot more about Edmund Bridgerton, the deceased Bridgerton patriarch whose ghost is prominently featured in the book. He died from a bee sting… and the last shot in Bridgerton Season 1 is a close-up of a bee. Is it a coincidence? We don’t believe so.