To say we had high expectations for Shonda Rhimes’s new Netflix series, Bridgerton, would be an understatement. (Come on, she’s the creative mind behind our favorite shows such as Grey's Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away With Murder.) So, we’re absolutely thrilled to be reporting that Rhimes, once again, did not disappoint.
And now that we’ve already binged the series, we have tons of questions about a possible second season. Will there be a second installment? If so, when can we expect it? Keep reading for everything we know about Bridgerton season two.
1. What is Bridgerton?
The series, which is based on best-selling romance author Julia Quinn’s book series of the same name, follows Daphne Bridgerton, the eldest daughter in a very powerful family. She searches for true love in a competitive (and equally diverse) marriage market. However, this proves to be a challenge when her older brother steps in to rule out several potential suitors. And when she meets the rebellious Duke of Hastings, their natural chemistry starts to outweigh Daphne's aversion to his bad-boy demeanor. Despite proclaiming that they want nothing the other has to offer, their attraction is undeniable and sparks fly as they find themselves engaged in an increasing battle of wits while navigating society’s expectations for their future. Bridgerton takes place in London in the early 1800s, also commonly known as the Regency Period.
2. Who’s in it?
The cast includes Phoebe Dynevor (Daphne Bridgerton), Regé-Jean Page (Duke of Hastings Simon Basset), Jonathan Bailey (Anthony Bridgerton), Golda Rosheuvel (Queen Charlotte), Ben Miller (Lord Featherington), Nicola Coughlan (Penelope Featherington) and Luke Newton (Colin Bridgerton). Not to mention, the iconic Julie Andrews stars as the series' narrator, Lady Whistledown.
3. Will there be a season two?
Since the series is based on Quinn's eight-novel Bridgerton collection, fans are probably right to expect there will be a second season (as well as a third and a fourth). However, it’s important to note that Netflix has yet to officially announce a renewal of the popular series—though we’re hoping for one in the not too distant future.
Not to mention, according to What’s on Netflix, production for a possible second season was actually set to begin in July of 2020 but had to be postponed to March 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
4. What will season two be about?
Well, if the show continues to follow the books (as it did with season one), season two will likely coincide with Quinn’s second novel, “The Viscount Who Loved Me,” and will center more around Anthony Bridgerton and his quest for love. And, as readers of the books may have noticed, the season one finale included a special easter egg: the tiny bee. The bug is significant because, in the novels, it is revealed that the original Viscount of Bridgerton died from a bee sting.
Dynevor also recently opened up about her hopes for a second season. “If we're sticking to the books, it's sort of Anthony's turn now,” she told Harper’s Bazaar. “But there's no such thing as a happy ending, is there? I think love's always shifting and changing. So who knows? I'd like to see what happens next. And also, I'd like to see Daphne get involved in Anthony's love life since he was so involved in hers.”
If you need us, we’ll be waiting for some answers.
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