If you fell in love with the lavish ballgowns, handsome lords and fine dances of Netflix period drama, then be ready to relive the era cause Bridgerton season 2 has been confirmed! The speculations of Bridgerton returning for a season 2 were quite high and the talk was going on for weeks. But finally, on Friday, January 22 the show makers have confirmed the news via Instagram.
Bridgerton Season 2 Announcement
The conformation of Bridgerton season 2 was given by a letter addressed to the readers written by Lady Whistledown. The letter said, “The ton are abuzz with the latest gossip, and so it is my honor to impart to you; Bridgerton shall officially return for a second season.”
She also prompted the readers that the production of Bridgerton season 2 will start in the spring of 2021. Also that the show will go on for the search of an ideal wife for Lord Anthony Bridgerton. Any more details were not revealed in the letter as according to the lady “patience is a virtue.”
Lady Whistledown also prompted the fans to open “a bottle of ratafia for the delightful occasion” as she will be keeping her pen ready to report any and all of the lord’s romantic activities.
Netflix US also announced the news of Bridgerton season 2 via a short video of the most memorable moments from the series, which showed all the characters in their true color.
All About the Netflix series Bridgerton
Bridgerton is Netflix’s period drama set in Regency-era England where young girls’ only goal is to find suitors in order to get married. The show follows the life of Daphne Bridgerton who romances the wealthy Duke Simon Basset to save both of them from the social pressure of marriage. But things get complicated when the duo falls in love with each other.
Sabrina Bartlett (Poldark), Harriet Cains (In The Flesh), Ruth Gemmell (Utopia), Ben Miller (Death in Paradise), Regé-Jean Page (Waterloo Road), Nicola Coughlan (Derry Girls), Adjoa Andoh (Casualty) are among the main cast.
It is based on Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton novels – the second one called The Viscount Who Loved Me. Julia Quinn refers to her sequel books as ‘second epilogues’. If we go by the novels, the show can be of eight seasons, as was also suggested by showrunner Chris Van Dusen.
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.’
Upon its release on Christmas, Bridgerton topped the charts of the most-watched series on Netflix. It was a huge hit among the fans and is said to rack up over 63 million views by the end of January. Bridgerton is already the fifth-largest original series to launch on Netflix. Not only with the fans, but it is also a hit among the critics. Bridgerton has got a 90% critical approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. This was the first scripted show of Shonda Rhimes after her $150 million deal with the streaming service.