- Bridgerton season one became an instant hit on Netflix, and fans already want more.
- Season two hasn’t officially been announced yet, but there have been hints.
- The TV show is based on an eight-book series, so there could be at least eight seasons.
Netflix’s new period drama about Regency London society, Bridgerton, has totally taken the internet by storm. After all, it was produced by Shonda Rhimes, executive producer of Grey’s Anatomy, so you knew it was going to serve up all the delicious drama you could ever want. From the exquisite costumes to its iconic playlist, it’s the perfect escapist TV.
And if you didn’t know, the show is based on the best-selling romance novel series by Julia Quinn, and takes place between 1813 and 1827. The first season of Bridgerton follows the romance of two main characters, Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor) and Simon Basset (Regé-Jean Page) as well as their family members and overall life in London high society. Of course, there is also the gossip columnist, Lady Whistledown, voiced by none other than Julie Andrews.
If you blew through season one, then you probably can’t wait for season two. Here’s everything to know about what could come next:
Season two has not been officially renewed (yet).
Netflix has yet to make an official announcement about the series renewal. But with some snooping, according to a production schedule that was found on Production Weekly via WhatsonNetflix.com, the second season was set to begin filming in Uxbridge, England in July of 2020. But it’s been delayed due to the global COVID-19 pandemic and was pushed back further until March 2021.
What will happen during season two?
Kind of. What is known is that a lot of the cast will be back, and it will likely grow as more stories get told.
“I think there are a lot of good stories to be told in this world,” Regé-Jean told OprahMag.com about a possible season two. “There’s a plethora of characters and each of those characters has cousins, uncles, and dogs, and I think people enjoy exploring all of those depths and nooks and crannies.”
The first season of Bridgerton was based on the first book in Quinn’s series, The Duke & I, and thankfully that means there are plenty more books to be covered. Assuming the television series follows the book series—and based on a certain exchange at the end of the season finale, it will—season two will go into Quinn’s second book, The Viscount Who Loved Me, which focuses on Anthony becoming Viscount Bridgerton.
Showrunner Chris Van Dusen said in an interview with Collider.com, “I think we’ve done some work in season one to set up other characters. We really dig into Anthony’s love story. We’re really exploring Benedict as well, and Collin, and Eloise’s relationship. I think it’s a deep well of story for us to explore.”
And People suggests that the second season may include more about the Duke of Hastings adjusting to parenthood, Penelope Featherington (Nicola Coughlan) and Colin Bridgerton’s (Luke Newton) relationship, the inheritance of the Featherington estate, and if Lady Whistledown can keep her identity a secret.
What has the cast said about a potential season two?
“I feel like we’ve established this big world, so I’d love to explore more of it,” Nicola told Radio Times, adding that she’d be particularly excited to explore more of Penelope’s world. “I’d love to go on that journey with her, to see how she’s changed. I’d really love to come back, because I feel like we’ve just scratched the surface. And because there’s such a huge cast in this show, there’s so much more of all the characters.”
And Phoebe told Town & Country, “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.”
And showrunner Chris Van Dusen also commented that there are plenty of other stories to be told: “I feel like the first season was primarily about Daphne and her love story with Simon. But, 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.”
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