Bridgerton has been the somewhat surprising bright side to a rather depressing end to 2020. Fun, flamboyant, visually beautiful and totally addictive, this Shonda Rhimes period drama has us all completely and totally hooked.
With most of having fixatedly binge-watched this show in a week (or less), there is one question we need the answer to: will there be a season 2?
I'm pleased to say that our prospects look good, season 2 is indeed happening. Below is everything we know so far about a Bridgerton and its second (and third, and fourth and more!) season.
Is Bridgerton Season 2 confirmed?
It's official, yes. And the announcement came to us through none other than Lady Whistledown - the narrator of the show. A special edition of Lady Whistledown's Society Paper has confirmed the news we've been waiting with bated breath to receive - season 2 is coming.
It's not unsurprising given the popularity of the show; that and the Bridgerton story isn't finished yet. If you're a fan and you've done some deep diving, you'll know that Bridgerton the show is actually based on a series of books. Our first look into the world of Bridgerton was just one book, the story of Daphne and her pursuit to find love. But there are actually seven more books in the series. That's a lot of material for subsequent seasons.
Now we know that season 2 will indeed follow the same format as the books. The next series of episodes will chronicle a new member of the Bridgerton family.
We got our first hint that season 2 was coming after a project titled Bridgerton 02 was spotted in Production Weekly. It's set to film in England, which has since been confirmed as the official filming location for the next slate of episodes.
What will Season 2 be about?
While we were all ensnared by the relationship between Daphne and the Duke of Hastings, Bridgerton season 2 won't follow their story.
Author of the books Julia Quinn has constructed her series in a unique way. The eight books in the Bridgerton book series each follow a different child in the Bridgerton family. So, when season 2 rolls around, the storyline will follow the same pattern as the books and look at a new member of the Bridgerton clan.
But which Bridgerton sibling will it be? Well, it's been confirmed that season 2 will document Anthony, the eldest sibling of the Bridgerton family. We'll follow his pursuits for a suitable marriage and all the events that will ensue as determined by the second book of the Bridgerton series, The Viscount Who Loved Me.
According to Lady Whistledown's letter, production won't start until Spring 2021. So we'll be waiting a while before the episodes reach our screens.
One of the cast have given us new details on the Season 2 plotline.
Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Adjoa Andoh, aka. Lady Danbury revealed that we can expect to see some similarities between Daphne and Simon and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
"I really can't say too much nor would you expect me to, but I guess what we do know absolutely is that they're married now. It's a new married life and they have the baby, so there are all the vagaries of what that is like for young people with a new baby."
"I mean Harry and Meghan, what's it like when you have a new baby? How does it affect you when [you are] a young couple with a new baby?"
Will the cast of Bridgerton season 1 be back?
The pamphlet hinted that we will see some of the original cast again, but it will likely be in the background. There will be a new principle cast with Jonathan Bailey playing Anthony Bridgerton opposite Kate Sheffield who is playing the female lead.
Get ready to fall in love with Simone Ashley, who will play Kate in Season 2 of Bridgerton.
Kate is a smart, headstrong young woman who suffers no fools — Anthony Bridgerton very much included. ` pic.twitter.com/xdVilOjL4Y