Netflix Confirms That Bridgerton Is Getting a Second Season

Adam Rathe
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Photo credit: LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX
Photo credit: LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX

From Town & Country

Bridgerton, the Netflix period piece based on Julia Quinn’s enormously popular novels, premiered on December 25. The eight-episode first season follows the London-based Bridgerton family during a swirling social season as eldest daughter Daphne (played by Phoebe Dynevor) makes her society debut, falls into a peculiar relationship with a duke—and later a prince—deals with the emergence of a seemingly omnipotent gossip columnists, and maneuvers the slings and arrows of Regency-era high society.

It’s a layered, delicious story made possible by a strong ensemble cast—what with the drama spreading out across multiple families, age groups, and possible romantic partners—featuring Julie Andrews, Regé-Jean Page, Freddie Stroma, Golda Rosheuvel, and many more. But will these be the only eight episodes we ever see?

Here's what we know about season two.

A second season has been announced!

On January 21, a second season of Bridgerton was announced. According to a release from Netflix, "Bridgerton shall officially return for a second season... The incomparable cast of Bridgerton will return to production in the spring of 2021." The note, said to be from Lady Whistledown herself, goes on to say that "This author has been reliably informed that Lord Anthony Bridgerton intends to dominate the social season."

Photo credit: LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX
Photo credit: LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX

There are plenty of books for inspiration.

The first season of the series focuses on the coming out season of Daphne Bridgerton and her relationship with the Duke, Simon Basset—but that’s only part of the story. The bestselling Bridgerton novels, written by Julia Quinn, go on to explore the lives of all eight Bridgerton children, meaning there’s plenty more source material for a second (and third, and fourth…) season. Series creator Chris Van Dusen says, “Part of the great thing is that these books create such a massive world, and it's full of rich characters. The way that we cast the show and the stories we're telling allow us to tell such an array of stories I'm really excited about.”

Photo credit: LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX
Photo credit: LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX

The stars and creators are interested.

“It's still too early to tell really,” Van Dusen previously told T&C of a possible second season. “We're just focused on the first season right now and getting that out to the world. I would love to explore stories for all the Bridgerton siblings, though.”

Phoebe Dynevor, who plays Daphne Bridgerton, says, “I love that [Daphne’s] story ends really nicely; it's all tied up at the end. Now, I have a feeling that she's going to have to get involved with Anthony's love life, since it's his turn next. I'm a hopeless romantic, so I'm all for the happily-ever-after ending.”

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