The first season ended with Anthony revealing his intentions of "finding and promptly declaring my intentions to my new viscountess."
One of Netflix's fantastic, binge-worthy drama series is all set to return for a second season and we can't wait to know what new gossip Lady Whistledown has in store for us. The online streaming platform announced its plans for a second season of Bridgerton on Thursday, merely a month after the premiere of the show. The exciting news was shared in the show's iconic "Lady Whistledown's society papers." It reads, "Bridgerton shall officially return for a second season. I do hope you have stored a bottle of ratafia for this most delightful occasion."
"The incomparable cast of Bridgerton will return to production in the Spring of 2021. This author has been reliably informed that Lord Anthony Bridgerton intends to dominate the social season. I will have my pen ready to report on any and all of his romantic activities," continued the announcement much to the excitement of the show's fans." It concludes by stating, "However, gentle reader, before you set the comments section alight with requests for more sordid details, know that I am disinclined to report on the particulars at this time. Patience, after all, is a virtue."
Bridgerton was created for television by Chris Van Dusen and produced by Shonda Rhimes. It is one of Rhimes' much-awaited projects which is a part of the eight-show deal she made with Netflix back in 2017, reports PEOPLE. The society-drama series is based on the famous book of the same title written by Julia Quinn. The first season follows the lives of esteemed families of the British high society, with the primary focus being on the close-knit Bridgerton siblings and their romantic pursuits. These events are also presented through the lens of a mysterious gossip columnist Lady Whistledown (voiced by Julie Andrews).
As soon as the series hit Netflix, it proved to be a success immediately as viewers couldn't help but lust over the swoon-worthy chemistry between Duke of Hastings played by Regé-Jean Page and Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor). But it wasn't just the couple's undeniable romance that gravitated people towards. Their elaborate costumes, multiple storylines, and of course, the mystery behind the identity of Lady Whistledown kept us on our toes. While the first season mainly revolved around Daphne and the Duke of Hastings Simon Bassett's romance, the second season will follow the journey of the eldest Bridgerton Anthony played by Jonathan Bailey, and his quest to find his viscountess.
The first season ended with Anthony revealing his intentions of "finding and promptly declaring my intentions to my new viscountess," not for love but for duty. This happened right after his relationship with opera singer Siena came to a heartbreaking end. Even Lady Whistedown referred to Anthony's plans of dominating the upcoming social season. Not to forget, the second book of Julia Quinn's series The Viscount Who Loved Me, follows his journey. Thus, it seems like we are going to see a lot more of him in the front and center of season 2. According to DEADLINE, the show is yet to announce several new roles, including the most notable female lead role opposite Anthony Bridgerton, Kate Sheffield. "We have a bunch of new characters we are going to be introducing," shared Van Dusen on Today with Hoda & Jenna.
"Anthony is going to have a love interest next season, and I think it’s going to be as sweeping and moving and as beautiful as viewers of the first season have come to expect from the show," continued Dusen. He also indicated that he would like to follow the format of the eight novels and dedicate every season for each of the brothers and sisters. When asked if our beloved characters played by Page and Dynevor will be back next season, Dusen said, "I hope so. They are now, of course, the Duke and Duchess of Hastings but in my mind, they will always be Bridgertons and I think they will always be part of the show."
The show, which is a Jane Austen-meets-Gossip Girl with a dash of 50 Shades of Grey, has taken the pop culture by storm since its release. It has broken several conventions on race and sex and captivated its viewers with its steamy romance and lavish extravagance. Last month, Netflix projected that Bridgerton would become the fifth most-watched original series on the platform after reaching 63 million households in the first four weeks.