In late December 2020, Netflix’s Bridgerton launched amid much fanfare, and the story seems to continue continuing.
Adapted from novelist Julia Quinn’s series of novels, Shonda Rhimes’ Bridgerton is a blend between Pride and Prejudice and Gossip Girl.
Bridgrton’s story takes set in London during the Regency era, notably during the 1813 “season,” when members of upper-class society attend balls and other gatherings to raise their social status and locate a suitable marriage partner.
Bridgerton is centered on Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor), Violet, Dowager Viscountess Bridgerton (Ruth Gemmell), and her late husband, who is considered to as the season’s “incomparable” and “diamond.”
Daphne makes a bargain with the gorgeous Simon Basset, Duke of Hastings (Regé-Jean Page), who doesn’t want to marry but needs to keep the bachelorettes and eager mothers of the lot (high society members) off his back. Daphne gets a dowry from the attractive Simon Basset, Duke of Hastings (Regé-Jean Page). Simultaneously residing on Simon’s estate in Clyvedon, Simon and Daphne realize they are engaged to be married.
Daphne’s brother Anthony, Viscount Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey), is coming to terms with the fact that he will never be true with the woman he loves, opera singer Siena Rosso (Sabrina Bartlett), while Queen Charlotte (Goldie Rosheuvel) and Eloise Bridgerton (Claudia Jessie) are preparing for their wedding.
As a result of the show’s initial success, Netflix renewed Bridgerton for a second season in late January 2021. As of this writing, we know nothing about Bridgerton season 2.
What is the release date for the second season of Bridgerton?
Bridgerton season 2 has yet to be formally confirmed. Even still, a fair release date for the game may be estimated with some educated guesswork.
The second season of Bridgerton was announced in a special issue of Lady Whistledown’s Society Paper, which claimed that filming will commence this spring. While a production start date may not seem important, it does indicate the duration between filming and release. According to EW, Bridgerton began casting in June and July of this year, with season 1 shooting set to begin in February 2020. It premiered on Netflix on Christmas Day 2020 after a teaser trailer was posted in November 2020. It has since been renewed. From start to finish, the second season of Bridgerton should take around a year to produce and release on Netflix.
Given that the production team is now accustomed to the series’ rhythm and may be able to film season 2 more quickly than season 1 was, there’s a good chance Bridgerton will return to Netflix in spring 2022 — or maybe earlier.
However, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic may complicate matters.
Bridgerton’s first season was filmed in London, Bath, and other English cities (via Bath Echo). In late December 2020, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson implemented yet another, even more, draconian lockdown across England (and particularly London) to stop the spread of the new coronavirus found in the US. The epidemic may cause shooting delays for the Bridgerton squad, pushing the film’s release schedule from late 2021 to early 2022. We may not have to wait long to see more Bridgerton in action.
What actors and actresses will appear in Bridgerton season 2?
The Bridgerton season 2 cast should be mostly the same as season 1, with a few exceptions.
The first is that Regé-Jean Page will not be returning for Season 2. Page “finished his contractual duty” with the show, according to The Hollywood Reporter’s sources. As for Phoebe Dynevor’s return as Daphne, the publication says she “remains an important element of the tale.”
Daphne’s other brothers Colin, Benedict, and Gregory are likely to return as well, as are Ruby Stokes and Florence Hunt as Daphne’s sisters Francesca and Hyacinth; Ruth Gemmell as Violet; Nicola Coughlan as Penelope Featherington; Harriet Cains and Bessie Carter as Penelope’s sisters. Julie Andrews will also return to narrate Lady Whistledown’s tales.
Given his character’s fate at the end of season 1, Ben Miller seems unlikely to reprise his role. Ahead of Will Mondrich’s (Martins Imhangbe) boxing contest, Baron Featherington (Ben Miller) places a big bet. To get him to give up the battle, he contacts the boxer. Though the scheme works and Baron Featherington wins the match, his so-called associates assassinate him. After the death of the Featherington patriarch, a new heir will inherit the family’s fortune. So a new actor joins the Bridgerton cast.
Also, Ruby Barker’s return as Marina is uncertain, as she was last seen riding out with Sir Phillip Crane (Chris Fulton), George’s lover who perished in combat. To take care of Marina and her child, Phillip offered. Likewise, Sabrina Bartlett’s Siena made it apparent that her relationship with Anthony Bridgerton had to cease for their sakes. However, Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton book series has eight main novels and a collection of epilogues, so those two could appear in season 2. Of course, more novels mean more characters to discover.
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What happens in Bridgerton 2?
Bridgerton, like most movie adaptations, deviates from the source material’s pages. The Netflix series and Julia Quinn’s first Bridgerton novel, The Duke and I, differ significantly. The book has different characters, characterizations, stories, and resolves, and each book in the series concentrates on different characters and events.
It’s difficult to predict what will happen in Bridgerton season 2, but we do know the main theme.
Anthony Bridgerton will be the focus of the new season, while Daphne will help him navigate the new season and life in general. Anthony’s love interest will be Simone Ashley’s, Kate Sharma.
Penelope Featherington will presumably continue to write newsletters as Lady Whistledown in season 2, maybe accidentally disclosing her shenanigans to best friend Eloise, who spent most of season 1 trying to figure out the author’s identity.
Also, Simon and Daphne will be parents to an unnamed boy in season 2, which will generate some fascinating dynamics. (They have three girls and two sons named Edward and David.) Daphne will be around even without Simon, so hopefully, we’ll see her in some family-centric scenarios. During the upcoming season, we’ll undoubtedly witness more marriages between wealthy families in the tonne, and the Featheringtons adjusting to the man in command of their fortune.
Fans can’t wait to see what Bridgerton season 2 has in store for them.