Ladies and gentlemen, Bridgerton season 2 is finally on its way. It’s only a matter of time till we see the latest episodes on our screens.
This great piece of news was provided by Netflix in an official announcement on January 21, 2021, that the second season of Bridgerton will return. Of course, following the huge success of the first season, it is expected for the series to be renewed for a next season run. Meanwhile, fans were over the moon to learn that they’ll be getting new episodes to look forward to.
Bridgerton proved to be Netflix’s most-watched series of all time by the end of January 2021. Just 28 days after its debut, the period drama was watched by over 80 million viewers, outperforming what the giant streamer predicted, which was 63 million.
An announcement regarding the second season was not only provided by Netflix, but Lady Whistledown personally wrote a message to let the fans know that a new season is indeed happening.
The message reads: “The ton is abuzz with the latest gossip, and so it is my honor 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.”
It was documented on Production Weekly that the second installment was initially scheduled to commence shooting in July 2020 in Uxbridge, with production planning to go on till May 2021. Unfortunately, production plans were postponed due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. It was later reported that filming was all set to begin this spring.
On October 29, 2021, Lady Whistledown tweeted that filming for the second season has officially wrapped. Here’s what we know about the Bridgerton release date, cast, and plot.
Bridgerton Season 2 Release Date: When is it?
We know that filming has already ended but the official release date is not yet confirmed. However, Bridgerton Season 2 is due to arrive sometime in 2022. We’ll update this section once the makers notify us of the official release date for the second season.
Bridgerton season 2 cast: Who’ll be in it?
In the second season, there will likely be new main characters now that Phoebe Dynevor (as Daphne) and Rege-Jean Page (as Simon Basset) are no longer the series main protagonists since their dispute has been settled and now they are happily married and focusing on their family life but Phoebe Dynevor will indeed return as Daphne in the second season as a supporting role while Page has exited from the show so he won’t be returning in the second season.
Jonathan Bailey (as Anthony Bridgerton) will be the lead character in the second season along with Simone Ashley (as Kate Sharma) as his love interest.
Newcomer Charithra Chandran will play Edwina Sharma, Kate’s sister. Shelly Conn will portray Lady Mary Sharma and Calam Lynch will play Theo Sharpe.
In addition to that, the Deadline verified in April 2021 that Rupert Young has been cast in the second season of Bridger ton who will be seen playing Jack.
Bridgerton Season 2 Plot: What will it be about?
The first season was inspired by Julia Quinn’s first book, “The Duke and I.” It is expected that the upcoming season will follow the second book “The Viscount Who Loved Me.” There are eight novels in total in Quinn’s Briderton series so there’s a lot of content to produce.
The series creator Van Dusen recently disclosed to Collider that he would like to adapt all eight of Quinn’s novels in the upcoming season: “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. I would love that.”
Phoebe Dynevor also previously said in an interview that she’d love to represent matchmaker to her sibling Anthony Bridgerton.
“If the seasons are sticking to the books, then it’s Anthony’s turn to find love, so we’re passing on the baton, in that respect,” the actress told Elle.com. “I want to see Daphne get involved in Anthony’s love life a bit, as he sort of meddled with hers quite a lot. I think that will be fun.” Stay tuned for more new updates.