Here is every thing we all know (to this point) about season 2 of the Regency-period Netflix hit.
This text was initially revealed in February 2021.
For those who’re something like us, you latterly spent a strong eight hours dwelling in Girl Whistledown’s world, enraptured by actor Regé-Jean Web page’s spoon-licking and imagining what life can be like as a Bridgerton duchess.
Primarily based on a sequence of younger grownup books by Julia Quinn, the primary season of Bridgerton revolved across the life of dashing duchess-to-be, Daphne Bridgerton, and her arduous-headed, eventual husband Simon Basset, Duke of Hastings. The world of nineteenth century England bustles round them, with the fanciest of clothes, the juiciest of gossip, essentially the most dramatic of balls and, of course, essentially the most fiery of romances. The primary season dropped in December final 12 months, and the phrase is we’ve got extra jaw-dropping Regency-period trend, steamy intercourse scenes and casting range to stay up for within the upcoming second season.
Till it’s launched on Netflix and we will commiserate with our on-display loves as soon as extra, right here’s every thing we all know — to this point! — about season 2 of Bridgerton.
Will there be a Bridgerton season 2?
Govt producer Shonda Rhimes et al will probably be blessing Bridgerton lovers with a second season. Whereas there’s no official launch date as of but, the second season will probably be in manufacturing by spring of this 12 months, per a @shondaland Instagram submit and an official press release from Netflix.
Season 2 of Bridgerton will deal with Anthony Bridgerton’s love life
In an interview with Immediately, the present’s creator Chris Van Dusen teased that eligible bachelor Anthony will probably be getting much more display time in season 2. “Anthony is going to have a love interest and it’s going to be as sweeping and as beautiful as viewers have come to expect from the show,” he informed the publication.
Fan of the books know that the following novel within the sequence, The Viscount Who Cherished Me, targeted closely on a sure sturdy-willed lady, Kate, promenading into Anthony’s coronary heart (and breeches — see picture beneath for mentioned breeches).
Who will be part of the solid for Bridgerton season 2?
Girl Whistledown (voiced by Julie Andrews) can have a brand new younger lady to gossip about come season 2. British actress Simone Ashley, identified for her roles in Netflix’s Intercourse Schooling and Broadchurch, will be part of the solid as Kate Sharma, Anthony’s love curiosity.
Within the official description of The Viscount Who Cherished Me, Kate is described as a “spirited schemer” and the “most meddlesome woman to ever grace a London ballroom.” Um, signal us up.
Is Regé-Jean Web page actually not coming again for the second season of Bridgerton?!
Tragically — for us, and the spoon — Web page, who performed the Duke of Hastings in season 1, won’t be reprising the position in season 2. The official Shondaland Instagram account shared the information on April 2, writing (from the desk of Girl Whistledown, naturally): “Dear Readers, while all eyes turn to Lord Anthony Bridgerton’s quest to find a Viscountess, we bid adieu to Regé-Jean Page, who so triumphantly played the Duke of Hastings.” The caption continued: “We’ll miss Simon’s presence onscreen, but he will always be a part of the Bridgerton family. Daphne will remain a devoted wife and sister, helping her brother navigate the upcoming social season and what it has to offer – more intrigue and romance than my readers may be able to bear.” Many followers within the feedback shared determined pleas, hoping this was a late April Idiot’s joke, however on the time of publication, the information seemed to be legit, with Web page sharing his personal farewell post on the platform.
Can we anticipate to see extra extravagant Bridgerton clothes in season 2?
Apart from the tantalizing love scenes, forbidden romance, and rampant gossip, the costumes are the hit of the present — and we’re going to see far more the place they got here from.
The plush costumes featured on Bridgerton are spectacular items of craftsmanship. The arms and coronary heart behind the designs is 71-12 months-previous New York native Ellen Mirojnick, additionally identified for her work in Deadly Attraction (1987), Wall Road (1987) and Primary Intuition (1992).
Mirojnick created about 7,500 pieces making up a complete of 5,000 on-display costumes, she informed Vogue final 12 months. In 2019, Quinn shared images of Mirojnick’s moodboard for the present, closely influenced by the Regency interval in London.
Penelope Featherington would possibly get a bit of the highlight, too
The ultimate scene of season 1 confirmed Penelope Featherington (Derry Ladies‘ Nicola Coughlan) riding away in a horse-drawn carriage, implying that perhaps she knew a thing or two about the identity of the mysterious Lady Whistledown. It seems like the show’s second season will current a chance for Penelope to step into the highlight.
“I’d love to go on that journey with her, to see how she’s changed,” she mentioned in a December 2020 interview with the U.Ok.’s Radio Occasions. “I’d really love to come back because I feel like we’ve just scratched the surface.”
Lovers of Quinn’s novels know that Penelope’s time for love is coming quickly, if not in season 2 then the following.
Will we lastly discover out who Girl Whistledown is?
In season 1, Eloise Bridgerton (Claudia Jessie) and Queen Charlotte (Golda Rosheuvel) are useless-set on uncovering the true identification of Girl Whistledown. (Warning: minor season 1 spoiler forward.)
By the top of the primary season, we get a touch that one Penelope Featherington would possibly both be Girl Whistledown, or be serving to her. Will the identification of the elusive Girl W ever be confirmed?
You’ll have to observe season 2 together with us to search out out.