Bridgerton has been officially renewed for season two at Netflix! This is not really much of a surprise, seeing that the series has had the second-highest viewership in the past year for the streaming network.
The second season, which will focus on the love life of Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey), will go into production this spring, according to Lady Whistledown’s Society Papers (aka Netflix’s on-brand press release), which you can view below.
Based on Julia Quinn’s romance novel series of the same name, the eight-episode first season of Bridgerton, which launched Dec. 25, 2020, was based on Book 1, The Duke and I, and followed the initially feigned and eventually fiery courtship, love affair and marriage between Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor) and the Duke of Hastings, Simon Basset (Rege-Jean Page).
Just as Quinn’s books do, Bridgerton follows eight attractive and well-heeled siblings and their loving widowed mother, Viscountess Violet (Ruth Gemmell), as they lean on one another and seek romance and lives of their own.
The Bridgertons’ plans — good, bad or ugly — are obsessively monitored and reported on by Lady Whistledown (voiced by Julie Andrews), the cloaked writer behind London’s voraciously consumed gossip rag. Viewers learned who she really is at the end of Season 1’s eight-episode run, but the nobles within this fictional 19th-century version of London remain none the wiser.
Netflix announces Season 2 of Bridgerton
Netflix was ever so clever to announce the news via a Whistledown’s scandal sheet.