We’ve got some brilliant news for Bridgerton fans…
Bridgerton follows eight close-knit siblings as they look for love and happiness in Regency London high society in early 1800s England.
Netflix has now officially confirmed that the show will be back for Season 2!
Prepare for another social season. Bridgerton is returning for season two, only on Netflix. pic.twitter.com/yqapEULKz4
— Bridgerton (@bridgerton) January 21, 2021
The announcement came yesterday in the form of a fun statement from Lady Whistledown herself: “The ton are abuzz with the latest gossip, and so it is my honour to impart to you: Bridgerton shall officially return for a second season.
“I do hope you have stored a bottle of ratafia for this most delightful occasion.
“This author has been reliably informed that Lord Anthony Bridgerton intends to dominate the social season. I will have my pen to report on any and all of his romantic activities.
“However, gentle reader, before you set the comments section alight with requests for more sordid details, know that I am disinclined to report on the particulars at this time. Patience, after all, is a virtue.”
Bridgerton has been a huge hit for Netflix, reaching the Number 1 spot as the streaming service’s most-viewed series upon its release last month and receiving positive reviews from critics.
From the makers of Scandal and Grey’s Anatomy, the show is described as “a romantic, scandalous, and quick-witted series that celebrates the timelessness of enduring friendships, families finding their way, and the search for a love that conquers all.”
The new season will focus on the efforts of Anthony Bridgerton, played Jonathan Bailey (Broadchurch), to find himself a wife.
Also expected to return are Season 1 cast members Adjoa Andoh (Doctor Who), Claudia Jessie (Line of Duty), Polly Walker (Rome), Nicola Coughlan (Derry Girls), Sabrina Bartlett (Game of Thrones), Freddie Stroma (Harry Potter), and Ben Miller (Death in Paradise), with the voice of Dame Julie Andrews.
Season 2 will begin filming this spring and it’s expected to premiere on Netflix towards the end of the year.
Bridgerton creator Chris Van Dusen has hinted: “We have a bunch of new characters we are going to be introducing.”
He revealed: “Anthony is going to have a love interest next season, and I think it’s going to be as sweeping and moving and as beautiful as viewers of the first season have come to expect from the show.”
Julia Quinn has written eight books in the Bridgerton series, published between 2000 and 2013, and her novels have been translated into 29 different languages.
The Bridgerton novels are available on Amazon.