After premiering on Netflix last month, the streaming service announced today that Bridgerton has been renewed for a second season.
The renewal is of little surprise given the popularity of Bridgerton, becoming Netflix’s number one show for several weeks. The show, which is produced by Shonda Rhimes’ company Shondaland TV, was created by Chris Van Dusen who acts as showrunner and is an adaptation of the book series from Julia Quinn.
The announcement was made through Shondaland’s Twitter page in the style of the series’ mysterious gossiper Lady Whistledown. The second season will follow the eldest Bridgerton child, Lord Anthony Bridgerton, in what will follow the second book of the Bridgerton series The Viscount Who Loved Me. Jonathan Bailey, who plays Anthony, will lead the season while it is unknown if the first season’s lead stars Phoebe Dynevor and Regé-Jean Page will return as the Duke and Duchess of Hastings in the next season.
— shondaland tv (@shondaland) January 21, 2021
The second season will being production later in the spring in London.
Based on Julia Quinn’s best-selling series of novels, spanning from 2000 to 2013, this smart feminist take on Regency England romance unveils the glittering, wealthy, sexual, painful, funny, and sometimes lonely lives of the women and men in London’s high society marriage mart as told through the eyes of the powerful Bridgerton family.
The series is set in the world of Regency London high society, unveiling a seductive and sumptuous world composed of intricate rules and dramatic power struggles, in which no one is ever on steady ground. At the center of it all is the funny, witting and clever Bridgerton family, comprised of eight siblings who must navigate the upper ten-thousands’ marriage mart in search of romance, adventure, and love.
— Netflix (@netflix) January 21, 2021
Bridgerton stars Phoebe Dynevor, Regé-Jean Page, Golda Rosheuvel, Jonathan Bailey, Luke Newton, Claudia Jessie, Nicola Coughlan, Ruby Barker, Sabrina Bartlett, Ruth Gemmell, Adjoa Andoh, Polly Walker, Bessie Carter and Harriet Cains and Julie Andrews as the voice of Lady Whistledown.
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