One of the biggest Netflix Original hits of all time, “Bridgerton,” is coming back for season 2. And it’s official, because the announcement came straight from Lady Whistledown herself, who is always the best source for inside info on the love affairs of the elite classes in Regency England.
Her latest column begins, “The ton are abuzz with the latest gossip, and so it is my honor to impart to you: Bridgerton shall officially return for a second season. I do hope you have stored a bottle of ratafia for this most delightful occasion.”
Dear Readers, I dare say this may be the most exciting edition of my column yet… pic.twitter.com/jwOJwl6zQi
— Bridgerton (@bridgerton) January 21, 2021
The announcement continues, “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.”
But she didn’t go into any detail about what viewers might expect from season 2, writing, “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.”
Netflix confirmed the news on Twitter, inviting fans to “Prepare for another social season!”
— Netflix (@netflix) January 21, 2021
“Bridgerton” is based on the popular books by Julia Quinn and part of the eight-show deal Shonda Rhimes made with Netflix in 2017. Season 1 followed the first book in Quinn’s series, which tracked the romance between Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor) and the Duke of Hastings (Regé-Jean Page). Book 2, “The Viscount Who Loved Me,” follows the quest of Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey) to find his viscountess.
Aside from the love stories and the diverse casting, the brightly colored costumes have been a hit with viewers. Nicola Coughlan, who plays Penelope Featherington, shared a picture of herself in character with her on-screen mother and two sisters, joking, “They don’t call us the Kardashians of Regency London for nothing.”
— Nicola Coughlan (@nicolacoughlan) January 19, 2021
During an interview with People, Quinn explained why stories like “Bridgerton” appeal to so many — it’s all about the “happily ever after” endings.
“What do we want in life? We want to fall in love, most of us,” she said. “Why do we love to fall in love? There’s that emotion, that heady feeling. It’s only natural that we would want to feel that again.”