Netflix has slipped us some scandalous news this morning! They are renewing Shonda Rhimes‘ Bridgerton for a second season! Showrunner Chris Van Dusen released the news in the style of one of Lady Whistledown’s (voiced by Julie Andrews) scandal sheets, which is extremely fitting for the show. This special edition confirms that the series will begin season two production in Spring 2021 and will follow the eldest Bridgerton son, Anthony (Jonathan Bailey).
The events in season two, similar to season one, will follow Julia Quinn‘s second book, The Viscount Who Loved Me. At the end of season one, as the family is saying goodbye to Colin Bridgerton (Luke Newton), Anthony tells Daphne (Phoebe Dynevor) and Simon (Regé-Jean Page) he intends to spend the next London season finding a wife. During season one, we watch as he has an on-again-off-again relationship with Siena Russo (Sabrina Bartlett), an opera singer.
The scandal sheet references that “The incomparable cast of Bridgerton will return,” which leads us to believe we will still see Simon and Daphne even though their story is just about over. They also shared that casting is underway to fill rolls for several new characters. And for those who have read the book, we know they will need to cast Kate Sheffield! She will become critical in season two.
Bridgerton season two is looking quite promising! Season one did a fantastic job of telling Simon and Daphne’s story while also showcasing others. Hopefully, we get to see more of the Bridgerton children’s stories as well. We need to know if Eloise (Claudia Jessie) uncovers Penelope’s (Nicola Coughlan) secret! We have a ton of questions, honestly, but it looks like we will have to wait. They aren’t ready to share when they think season two will air. But we can be patient. Because, like Lady Whistledown says, patience is a virtue.
If you haven’t gotten the chance to watch season one of Bridgerton, what are you waiting for?! You can stream it now on Netflix!
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