Netflix’s Bridgerton became the talk of the town in late December 2020, and the drama won’t end there.
Bridgerton is one part Pride and Prejudice and one part Gossip Girl, the brainchild of longtime collaborators Chris Van Dusen (who adapted Bridgerton for the screen from author Julia Quinn’s series of novels) and Shonda Rhimes (the television industry powerhouse behind Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, How to Get Away with Murder, and more).
Bridgerton’s narrative takes set in London during the Regency era, notably during the 1813 “season,” when upper-class society members exhibit themselves at court, attending balls and other gatherings in the hopes of enhancing their social position and finding a suitable marriage partner.
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Bridgerton is mostly on Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor), the oldest daughter of Violet, Dowager Viscountess Bridgerton (Ruth Gemmell), and her late husband, who is termed the season’s “incomparable” and “diamond.” Daphne strikes a deal with the handsome Simon Basset, Duke of Hastings (Regé-Jean Page), who has no intention of marrying but needs to keep the bachelorettes and eager mothers of the tonne (the term used to describe members of high society) off his back in order to attract the attention of worthy potential suitors.
Meanwhile, the Featherington family is attempting to find a husband for Marina Thompson (Ruby Barker); Daphne’s brother Anthony, Viscount Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey), is coming to terms with the fact that he will never truly be with the woman he loves, opera singer Siena Rosso (Sabrina Bartlett); and Queen Charlotte (Golda Rosheuvel) and Eloise Bridgerton (Claudia Jessie) form an alliance to discover
Bridgerton has received a resoundingly positive response, so it’s no surprise that Netflix extended the series for a second season in late January 2021. Here’s all we know about Season 2 of Bridgerton so far.
When will Bridgerton season 2 be released?
As of this writing, no release date for Bridgerton season 2 has been established. Even so, a little informed guesswork may be done to arrive at a reasonable release date.
Netflix posted a flawlessly on-brand press statement via a special edition of Lady Whistledown’s Society Paper to announce the production of Bridgerton season 2, which adds that filming will begin sometime this spring. Although a production start date may not appear to be significant, it does offer us a sense of how much time will pass between filming and release.
The Bridgerton crew began recruiting its actors in June and July 2019, and principal filming for season 1 had been concluded by February 2020 (via Entertainment Weekly). Bridgerton had a teaser trailer released by November 2020, and the series launched on Netflix on Christmas Day of that year. Using that timeframe as a guide, one may estimate that a year will pass between the start of production on a second season of Bridgerton and its release on Netflix.
Given this, there’s a high possibility Bridgerton will return to Netflix in spring 2022 — or perhaps sooner, given that the production crew now knows the series’ rhythm and may be able to film season 2 more swiftly than season 1 did.
The continuing coronavirus epidemic, on the other hand, may make things more difficult.
Bridgerton’s first season was shot in London, Bath, and other locations around England (via Bath Echo). In late December 2020, Prime Minister Boris Johnson of the United Kingdom declared a new, even tighter lockdown across England (and notably London) in order to stop the spread of the unique coronavirus. Due to anticipated pandemic-related shooting delays, the Bridgerton squad’s release date might be pushed back to late 2021/early 2022. As of right present, it doesn’t appear like additional Bridgerton will be arriving in the near future.
Who is in the Bridgerton season 2 cast?
The guessing game for the Bridgerton season 2 cast is simple: essentially everyone from season 1 should return, with a few outliers.
The first is that Regé-Jean Page will not be returning for the second season. Page signed a one-season contract with Netflix, according to The Hollywood Reporter’s sources, and has already “finished his contractual duty” with the show. Phoebe Dynevor will reprise her role as Daphne, according to the site, and she “remains an important element of the tale.”
Golda Rosheuvel will play Queen Charlotte; Adjoa Andoh will play Lady Danbury; Claudia Jessie will play Eloise; Jonathan Bailey will play Anthony; Luke Newton, Luke Thompson, and Will Tilston will play Daphne’s other brothers Colin, Benedict, and Gregory; Ruby Stokes and Florence Hunt will play Daphne’s sisters Francesca and Hyacinth; Ruth Gemmell will play Violet; Nicola Coughlan will play Penelope Featherington; Julie Andrews will very certainly reprise her role as Lady Whistledown’s narrator.
Furthermore, considering that she was last seen riding out with Sir Phillip Crane (Chris Fulton), the brother of Marina’s lover George, who died in combat, Ruby Barker may or may not return as Marina. Phillip proposed to Marina, claiming that his brother would want Marina and her kid cared for. The same can be said for Siena, played by Sabrina Bartlett, who made it apparent that her relationship with Anthony Bridgerton had to stop – for the sake of both of them.
What is the plot of the second season of Bridgerton?
Bridgerton is no exception to the rule that most film adaptations don’t keep to what’s stated on the pages of the original material. There are also notable variations between the Netflix series and Julia Quinn’s first Bridgerton novel, The Duke and I, on which the first season is mostly based. In the book, some characters, characterizations, whole narratives, and conclusions are either different or non-existent, and each installment of the series concentrates on various individuals and events.
It’s difficult to predict what will happen in Bridgerton season 2, but we do know what the main focus will be.
Anthony Bridgerton and his pursuit for true love will be the focus of the forthcoming season, with his sister Daphne assisting him in navigating the new season and life on the tonne. Kate Sharma, played by Simone Ashley of Sex Education, will be Anthony’s love interest.