Bridgerton 8211; the glossy period drama with a modern twist 8211; graced Netflix in late 2020 and it was excellent. Full of scandal, drama, sex and romance, it was the TV series that had us all hooked on Lady Whistledown8217;s detailing of the events from start to finish.
The first series was inspired by Juila Quinn8217;s book 8211; 8216;The Duke and I8217; 8211; which is the first of eight so there is plenty of material to see us binge on Bridgerton for quite a while longer. Netflix has confirmed a season 2, 3 and 4 so far.
When Bridgerton season 2 lands on 25 March 2022, it be on Netflix only. Unsurprising, given its a Netflix original series 8211; and one of the biggest ones so far 8211; so you8217;ll need to make sure you have your Netflix subscription ready.
As mentioned, the first season of Bridgerton was inspired by Julia Quinn8217;s 8216;The Duke and I8217;, which focused on the relationship between the Duke of Hastings, Simon Basset, and the oldest of the Bridgerton daughter8217;s, Daphne Bridgerton.
The second season is expected to be inspired by the second book, 8216;The Viscount Who Loved Me8216;. It will focus on eligible bachelor Anthony Bridgerton and a woman called Edwina Sharma. Though of course, nothing will be straightforward as that doesn8217;t make for good TV, so Edwina8217;s sister Kate will make sure Lady Whistledown has something to write about for her Society Papers.
Julia Quinn also told the BBC: 8220;I8217;m just so excited because I know what8217;s in book two, having written it, and I think there are some scenes that are going to be so incredible and people are going to love.8221;
There may also be some news regarding Penelope Fetherington and Colin Bridgerton, known to some fans as 8220;Polin8221;. Nicola Coughlan, who plays Penelope, tweeted a selfie of her and Luke Newton, who plays Colin. The tweet said 8220;Polin: Year two8221; with a bee emoji that represents Quinn8217;s books, which has excited fans.
Well given season 2 is expected to be focused on Anthony Bridgerton, among others, we know Jonathan Bailey, who plays him, will be back. Most of the season one cast are also expected to return, including Phoebe Dynevor as Daphne and Lady Whistledown8217;s voiceover Julie Andrews. Nicola Coughlan, Claudia Jessie, and Adjoa Andoh are also expected to return.
Unfortunately, we won8217;t see the return of the Duke of Hastings, Rege-Jean Page, for the second season. At least not for a full season. The actor previously said he wasn8217;t returning to the show, though more recently didn8217;t rule out a cameo or guest appearance, skirting around the topic in an interview with GQ, saying 8220;You know I couldn8217;t tell you!8221;, followed by 8220;Isn8217;t there something wonderful about being surprised by what you weren8217;t suspecting?8221;.
Netflix has confirmed four new additions to the cast for the second season though: Charithra Chandran as Edwina Sharma, Shelley Conn as Edwina and Kate Sharma8217;s mum, Calam Lynch as Theo Sharpe and Rupert Young as Jack. Simone Ashley will play Kate Sharma.
There8217;s not a trailer yet, though Netflix has released a First Look, which focuses on a brief conversation between Anthony Bridgerton and Edwina Sharma, giving us a taster of what we can expect from the two. It also confirmed the second season would arrive in 2022 before the second video that told us the official date.