There might be no better way to end a bad year than to eat as many Christmas cookies as you can and then watch eight straight episodes of a period drama by Shonda Rhimes. We found this out back in December 2020.
After a year and a half, we still want to eat dessert and spend time in the steamy world of Bridgerton, which is Rhimes’s first scripted show for Netflix as part of her huge deal.
In Netflix’s long line of period movies, the romantic drama is a welcome change of pace. They range from gripping to tired and overstretched. There’s a clip of one of those fancy horses that the two main women ride side-saddle that makes Bridgerton move along as well.
Phoebe Dynevor played Daphne Bridgerton in the movie. She came up with a plan to avoid a loveless marriage with Lord Berbrooke (Jamie Beamish) by setting up a fake romance with the Duke of Hastings (Regé-Jean Page).
Bridgerton showed real intimacy between the two leads. This was a fun way to get away for a little while, but it also felt important and special. The new trailer for season 2 shows that the Bridgerton creators have rekindled the flame. Next, we’re going to tell you everything we know about what the next chapter will be like.
Netflix Announced That Bridgerton Has Been Renewed for a Second Season!
Yes! Netflix announced the renewal of Bridgerton for a second season on January 21, 2021. Seasons 3 and 4 have also been renewed, however, neither has commenced shooting. (Rhimes has stated that she intends to make at least eight seasons, telling Variety, (“There are eight Bridgerton siblings, and as far as I’m concerned, there are eight Bridgerton seasons.”) And perhaps more.
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The program announced in November that it had completed production for the second season, with a letter from “Lady Whistledown“—a.k.a. Nicola Coughlan. “I can’t wait to share this Bridgerton season with you; it’s been a pure delight.” I’m really pleased about it and can’t wait for you all to see it. We’ll see you in 2022/1814. Yours “Truly, Lady Whistledown,” Coughlan remarked on Twitter.
Below Are the Official Release Dates of Bridgerton Season 2 | Netflix
Bridgerton Season 2 Netflix Official Trailer
Following Are the Episodes of Bridgerton Season 2 Two That Have Been Titled!
- Capital R Rake
- Off To The Races
- A Bee in Your Bonnet
- An Unthinkable Fate
- The Choice
- The Viscount Who Loved Me
As Previously Announced, the Following Actors Will Appear in Bridgerton Season 2!
- Adjoa Andoh as Lady Danbury
- Lorraine Ashbourne as Mrs. Varley
- Jonathan Bailey as Anthony, Viscount Bridgerton
- Harriet Cains as Philippa Featherington
- Bessie Carter as Prudence Featherington
- Nicola Coughlan as Penelope Featherington
- Phoebe Dynevor as Daphne Basset (née Bridgerton), Duchess of Hastings
- Ruth Gemmell as Violet, Dowager Viscountess Bridgerton
- Florence Hunt as Hyacinth Bridgerton
- Claudia Jessie as Eloise Bridgerton
- Luke Newton as Colin Bridgerton
- Golda Rosheuvel as Queen Charlotte
- Luke Thompson as Benedict Bridgerton
- Will Tilston as Gregory Bridgerton
- Polly Walker as Portia, Baroness Featherington
- Julie Andrews as the voice of Lady Whistledown
- Simone Ashley as Kate Sharma
- Charithra Chandran as Edwina Sharma
- Shelley Conn as Mary Sharma
- Rupert Young as Jack
The Storyline of Bridgerton Season 2
“This author has been reliably informed that Lord Anthony Bridgerton plans to dominate the social season,” Lady Whistledown says. I’ll be ready with my pen to report on any and all of his amorous actions.
“However, gentle reader, before you flood the comments area with pleas for more heinous details, realize that I am hesitant to post on the specifics at this time.” After all, patience is a virtue.”
There are several books in Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton series, and season one focuses on the first novel, The Duke and I. We’ll now go on to the second novel, The Viscount Who Loved Me, which will include Anthony Bridgerton and a new heroine named Kate Sheffield (renamed Kate Sharma in the TV show).
The shift in attention to Anthony and Kate is not surprising.
“The first season was mostly on Daphne and her love story with Simon,” showrunner Chris Van Dusen previously told Collider. But, with eight children and eight novels, I’d like to be able to focus and truly develop stories and love stories for all of the Bridgerton siblings. For each character, without a doubt.”
It also appears that season two will be set in the past. Rupert Evans has been cast as Edmund Bridgerton, who died before the events of season one; he is Lady Violet’s late husband and the father of Anthony, Daphne, and others.
“Edmund is a wonderful and dedicated husband, whose pure love match with Violet Bridgerton delivered them eight perfect children,” Netflix says. He’s also a gentle and loving father who takes great satisfaction in guiding his eldest son Anthony through life.”
Maybe the story starts earlier? Or maybe there are a lot of flashback moments, or perhaps a whole flashback episode?
Furthermore, with multiple storylines and sub-plots, season two should start up where season one left off. The Bridgerton season 1 conclusion definitely leaves a lot of things unresolved, and hints to more to come, with the voiceover from “Lady Whistledown” (played by Julie Andrews) reminding viewers at the close of the episode: “Of course, there are other endings that will provide fresh beginnings.”
Following Lord Featherington’s unfortunate death, we should soon learn more about the successor to the Featherington estate (Ben Miller). And viewers will be wondering how this will influence Penelope and her two sisters’ fortunes.
Will Penelope ever express her affections to Colin Bridgerton (Luke Newton)? And, despite her reservations, will Eloise (Claudia Jessie) enter the marriage market? Will Benedict (Luke Thompson) continue to explore his sexuality as well as his love of art?
And will we see more of Lady Danbury (Adjoa Andoh) and Queen Charlotte (Golda Rosheuvel)? That’s what Andoh said she’d want to see in season two, adding, “They’re sort of wicked.” Respectable, yet impolite.”
The Release Date and Timing for Bridgerton Season 2 Have Been Announced!
The premiere of Bridgerton’s second season will take place on March 25, 2022. The second season of Stranger Things was originally scheduled to premiere in December 2021, a year following the premiere of season one. However, Netflix announced in September 2021 that the season will not premiere until December 2022. The cast of Bridgerton season 2 gathered on Christmas Day in 2021 to announce the official debut date for the second season.
What Will the Storyline of Bridgerton Season 3 Be Like?
While the first season of the successful drama centered on Daphne and the Duke, and the second on Anthony’s relationship with Kate, the third season will follow another Bridgerton sibling on their road to love. Bridgerton is based on Julia Quinn’s book series, therefore we have an edge when it comes to determining the idea for future seasons.
As a result, stories from the third novel in the series, An Offer From a Gentleman, which follows the second eldest brother, Benedict Bridgerton, and his relationship with Sophie Beckett, will most likely be incorporated into season 3.
What Are the Opinions of Those Who Have Read the Reviews?
Almost every review of Bridgerton season 2 mentions one thing: there is less sex. “Sex scenes are few and far between, and even the hot-and-heavy interludes feel odd… chaste,” says Laura Bradley of The Daily Beast, concluding: “Once a joyful frolic, the series now has the energy of someone who couldn’t bring themselves to say “cocksure” aloud in a writing circle.”
Meanwhile, Jen Chaney of Vulture writes, “Despite its virtues, Bridgerton is ultimately not as thoroughly, successfully transportive this time around.” Despite the fact that both seasons rely extensively on romantic storytelling cliches, this one makes it easier to recognize such tropes and become distracted by their existence.”
“The finest part of Season 2 is when the authors spend time on a different sort of love story: Penelope and Eloise’s relationship,” writes Kelly Lawler of USA Today. Her takeaway: “Bridgerton” has a great sophomore season that should keep viewers satisfied, even if they’re wondering where all the sex scenes went.”