Prepare your best china! Bridgerton is roaring again for Season 2, Netflix introduced on Thursday.
The streamer confirmed the long-awaited renewal with a “letter” from the show’s notorious gossip-monger Lady Whistledown, which notes that manufacturing on Season 2 of the plush interval drama — created by Chris Van Dusen and tailored from Julia Quinn’s bestselling novels — will get underway this spring. The letter additionally teases that “Lord Anthony Bridgerton intends to dominate the social season,” a touch that Season 2 will comply with Book 2 of Quinn’s collection, The Viscount Who Loved Me, which focuses on the romantic exploits of Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey).
The racy and racially inclusive Regency-era drama has drawn eyeballs from a projected 63 million households inside its first 4 weeks, making it Netflix’s fifth-largest authentic collection behind The Witcher Season 1, Lupin Season 1 Part 1, Money Heist Part 4 and Tiger King. The inaugural collection from govt producer Shonda Rhimes’ Shondaland/Netflix deal, Bridgerton launched on Christmas Day and shortly cracked the streaming service’s Top 10.
Just as Quinn’s books do, Bridgerton follows eight enticing and well-heeled siblings and their loving widowed mom, Viscountess Violet (Ruth Gemmell), as they lean on each other and search romance and lives of their very own. The Bridgertons’ plans — good, dangerous or ugly — are obsessively monitored and reported on by Lady Whistledown (voiced by Julie Andrews), the cloaked author behind London’s voraciously consumed gossip rag. Viewers realized who she actually is at the top of Season 1’s eight-episode run, however the nobles inside this fictional Nineteenth-century model of London stay none the wiser.
Season 1 was primarily based on Book 1, The Duke and I, and adopted the initially feigned and ultimately fiery courtship, love affair and marriage between Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor, Younger) and the Duke of Hastings, Simon Basset (Rege-Jean Page).
But don’t simply take our phrase for it. Feel free to learn Whistledown’s scandal sheet thine self:
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