Netflix is answering fans’ wishes by renewing the popular British period drama “Bridgerton” for a second season.
The streaming service revealed the news on Jan. 21 in true “Bridgerton” fashion: a letter from the show’s anonymous narrator, Lady Whistledown.
“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,” the letter reads. “I do hope you have stored a bottle of ratafia for this most delightful occasion.”
The show, which debuted in December, has quickly become a phenomenon thanks to the chemistry between protagonists Daphne Bridgerton and Simon Basset and the endless collection of fantastical costumes. The show’s costumes, which were all handmade in the show’s very own costume house, give a nod to spring 2021 fashion trends as many designers have released collections full of romantic and whimsical pieces with floral embellishments, bright colors and tulle dresses.
Netflix’s release states production for “Bridgerton” season two will begin in spring 2021. It also states that Anthony Bridgerton, played by Jonathan Bailey, “intends to dominate the social season,” meaning he will likely have a larger role in the upcoming season.
The streaming service shocked fans on April 2 when it revealed that fan-favorite character, the Duke of Hastings played by Regé-Jean Page, would not be in the show’s second season.
“While all eyes turn to Lord Anthony Bridgerton’s quest to find a Viscountess, we bid adieu to Regé-Jean Page, who so triumphantly played the Duke of Hastings,” read the statement posted on the show’s Instagram page, also written in the style of the show’s narrator, Lady Whistledown. “We’ll miss Simon’s presence on screen, but he will always be a part of the Bridgerton family.”
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