Here is the whole lot we all know (to this point) about season 2 of the Regency-era Netflix hit.
This text was initially printed in February 2021.
Should you’re something like us, you latterly spent a strong eight hours residing in Girl Whistledown’s world, enraptured by actor Regé-Jean Web page’s spoon-licking and imagining what life can be like as a Bridgerton duchess.
Based mostly on a collection of younger grownup books by Julia Quinn, the primary season of Bridgerton revolved across the lifetime of dashing duchess-to-be, Daphne Bridgerton, and her hard-headed, eventual husband Simon Basset, Duke of Hastings. The world of nineteenth century England bustles round them, with the fanciest of clothes, the juiciest of gossip, probably the most dramatic of balls and, after all, probably the most fiery of romances. The primary season dropped in December final yr, and the phrase is we’ve extra jaw-dropping Regency-era vogue, steamy intercourse scenes and casting variety to sit up for within the upcoming second season.
Till it’s launched on Netflix and we will commiserate with our on-screen loves as soon as extra, right here’s the whole lot we all know — to this point! — about season 2 of Bridgerton.
Will there be a Bridgerton season 2?
Govt producer Shonda Rhimes et al will likely be blessing Bridgerton lovers with a second season. Whereas there’s no official launch date as of but, the second season will likely be in manufacturing by spring of this yr, per a @shondaland Instagram submit and an official press launch from Netflix.
Season 2 of Bridgerton will concentrate on Anthony Bridgerton’s love life
In an interview with At present, the present’s creator Chris Van Dusen teased that eligible bachelor Anthony will likely be getting much more display time in season 2. “Anthony goes to have a love curiosity and it’s going to be as sweeping and as stunning as viewers have come to count on from the present,” he instructed the publication.
Fan of the books know that the following novel within the collection, The Viscount Who Beloved Me, targeted closely on a sure strong-willed lady, Kate, promenading into Anthony’s coronary heart (and breeches — see picture under for stated breeches).
Who will be part of the solid for Bridgerton season 2?
Girl Whistledown (voiced by Julie Andrews) can have a brand new younger lady to gossip about come season 2. British actress Simone Ashley, recognized for her roles in Netflix’s Intercourse Training and Broadchurch, will be part of the solid as Kate Sharma, Anthony’s love curiosity.
Within the official description of The Viscount Who Beloved Me, Kate is described as a “spirited schemer” and the “most meddlesome lady to ever grace a London ballroom.” Um, signal us up.
Is Regé-Jean Web page actually not coming again for the second season of Bridgerton?!
Tragically — for us, and the spoon — Web page, who performed the Duke of Hastings in season 1, is not going to be reprising the function in season 2. The official Shondaland Instagram account shared the information on April 2, writing (from the desk of Girl Whistledown, naturally): “Expensive Readers, whereas all eyes flip to Lord Anthony Bridgerton’s quest to discover a Viscountess, we bid adieu to Regé-Jean Web page, who so triumphantly performed the Duke of Hastings.” The caption continued: “We’ll miss Simon’s presence onscreen, however he’ll at all times be part of the Bridgerton household. Daphne will stay a faithful spouse and sister, serving to her brother navigate the upcoming social season and what it has to supply – extra intrigue and romance than my readers might be able to bear.” Many followers within the feedback shared determined pleas, hoping this was a late April Idiot’s joke, however on the time of publication, the information seemed to be legit, with Web page sharing his personal farewell submit on the platform.
Can we count on to see extra extravagant Bridgerton clothes in season 2?
Apart from the tantalizing love scenes, forbidden romance, and rampant gossip, the costumes are the hit of the present — and we’re going to see far more the place they got here from.
The plush costumes featured on Bridgerton are spectacular items of expertise. The palms and coronary heart behind the designs is 71-year-old New York native Ellen Mirojnick, additionally recognized for her work in Deadly Attraction (1987), Wall Avenue (1987) and Fundamental Intuition (1992).
Mirojnick created about 7,500 items making up a complete of 5,000 on-screen costumes, she instructed Vogue final yr. In 2019, Quinn shared photos of Mirojnick’s moodboard for the present, closely influenced by the Regency interval in London.
Penelope Featherington may get a little bit of the highlight, too
The ultimate scene of season 1 confirmed Penelope Featherington (Derry Ladies‘ Nicola Coughlan) driving away in a horse-drawn carriage, implying that maybe she knew a factor or two concerning the id of the mysterious Girl Whistledown. It looks as if the present’s second season will current a possibility for Penelope to step into the highlight.
“I’d like to go on that journey together with her, to see how she’s modified,” she stated in a December 2020 interview with the U.Ok.’s Radio Occasions. “I’d actually love to return again as a result of I really feel like we’ve simply scratched the floor.”
Lovers of Quinn’s novels know that Penelope’s time for love is coming quickly, if not in season 2 then the following.
Will we lastly discover out who Girl Whistledown is?
In season 1, Eloise Bridgerton (Claudia Jessie) and Queen Charlotte (Golda Rosheuvel) are dead-set on uncovering the true id of Girl Whistledown. (Warning: minor season 1 spoiler forward.)
By the tip of the primary season, we get a touch that one Penelope Featherington may both be Girl Whistledown, or be serving to her. Will the id of the elusive Girl W ever be confirmed?
You’ll have to observe season 2 together with us to seek out out.