Here's what you need to know about Bridgerton season 2

Elena Chabo
·4-min read
Photo credit: LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX
Photo credit: LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX

From Good Housekeeping

Shonda Rhimes' adaptation of Julia Quinn's book series Bridgerton was arguably the biggest show on telly this Christmas... if Netflix technically counts as telly that is.

The quirky costume drama was an instant hit across the board and if you didn't watch all eight episodes in one go, well, then you have more restraint than us.

Set in 1813 Regency England, everything in series one was to die for; the humour, the costumes, the scandals and, of course, the heartthrobs.

But we need more!

When can we expect another season? And what will it be about? Don't scroll down if you haven't finished season one yet, there are spoilers ahead!

Bridgerton Season 2: Is it happening?

Bridgerton's renewal for season two has not been confirmed by the streaming giant but given the show's huge popularity it's pretty much a given. Industry schedule resource Production Weekly listed 'Bridgerton 02' for production in March 2021, though this has not been officially confirmed by Netflix.

Nicola Coughlan (Derry Girls), who plays everyone's favourite, Penelope Featherington, told Variety: "We all really hope [that Bridgerton will be renewed]. It’s a real joy to make and the response has been beyond our wildest dreams. But until the Netflix gods come down and bless us, we don’t know."

There are eight books in the series, with season one of the show mostly drawing from the first book The Duke and I, so there's plenty more of the Bridgerton family story to be told.

Bridgerton Season 2: when will it be released?

If Production Weekly is right and production is scheduled to begin March 2021 then we can expect a second season in early 2022. Though this could potentially be affected by coronavirus restrictions.

All but one scene of season one filming was wrapped by February of 2020, so the show didn't have to tackle those spectacular ball scenes and hundreds of cast and crew under social distancing restrictions. It could disrupt and delay season two.

Netflix shows often come out around the same time each year but as season one was well underway this time last year, a Christmas release is unlikely for season two.

Photo credit: LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX
Photo credit: LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX

Bridgerton Season 2: What will happen?

There are eight books in Julia Quinn's series, each focusing on one of the alphabetically named Bridgerton siblings: Anthony, Benedict, Colin, Daphne, Eloise, Francesca, Gregory and Hyacinth; though not in that order.

While season one mostly draws from the first book The Duke and I, we expect season two to focus on the second book The Viscount Who Loved Me, which is about eldest brother Anthony [played by Jonathan Bailey], the girl he intends to marry and her meddling half-sister.

Nicola Coughlan [Penelope] told Variety that's what she hopes to see, saying: "If it goes the way the books go, logically season two would be more about Anthony Bridgerton’s story and I’d love that because it would make the show so fresh and a totally different perspective. Anthony’s such a different character to Daphne."

Bridgerton Season 2: How many series of Bridgerton could there be?

Aside from our leading couple, we've got to know and been invested in Eloise, Anthony, Benedict and Colin Bridgerton in season one, as well as Penelope Featherington aka Lady Whistledown, so it makes sense the show will continue to explore these characters in future series. It's likely we'll also get to see more of the younger Bridgertons now that Francesca is back from a summer playing piano, and Hyacinth and Gregory will start to get older as the series goes on.

Photo credit: LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX
Photo credit: LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX

Showrunner Chris Van Dusen told The Wrap: "There are eight books, they are about eight siblings. And in success, I would love to be able to explore stories and romances for every Bridgerton sibling. Of course, I would love to be able to do that."

Eight series of Bridgerton? Yes Please.

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