Bridgerton author Julia Quinn opens up about series 2

Jen Crothers
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Photo credit: Netflix
Photo credit: Netflix

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Bridgerton author Julia Quinn has revealed her plans for series two of the hit Netflix show - and says the Duke isn’t going anywhere!

With ten books in the Bridgerton franchise under her belt, Julia revealed that writers won’t be short of material for the follow up. While the next season is due to focus on Anthony Bridgerton, she explained that we’ll still have enough Simon Bassett, Duke of Hastings (Rene Jean-Page) when the series returns.

Photo credit: Netflix
Photo credit: Netflix

“I haven’t seen the scripts, I can’t tell you exactly what happens but I did write the book it’s based on, so I have some idea [but] I don’t think anybody wants to say goodbye to the Duke right now”, she told Lorraine.

She also revealed her joy at Bridgerton lifting the nation’s mood in what’s been a very difficult year.

“I hope people would always like a happy ending,” she said. “I think that’s what romance novels and this type of series does, but 2020 was such an awful year for basically everyone.

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Photo credit: COURTESY OF NETFLIX/NETFLIX - Netflix

"To have something finish it off that’s just happy, and a little over the top and brightly coloured and inclusive, it was just kind of what we all needed.”

Julia also admitted she was delighted with how her book was adapted for the show: “I thought it was incredible... It’s not word for word, it’s not exact but the characters are still absolutely true to who they were. The overall story is absolutely true to what it was.”

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