Here is the whole lot we all know (thus far) about season 2 of the Regency-era Netflix hit.
This text was initially printed in February 2021.
In the event you’re something like us, you lately spent a stable eight hours dwelling 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.
Primarily based 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, essentially the most dramatic of balls and, in fact, essentially the most fiery of romances. The primary season dropped in December final yr, and the phrase is we have now extra jaw-dropping Regency-era vogue, steamy intercourse scenes and casting variety to look ahead to within the upcoming second season.
Till it’s launched on Netflix and we are able to commiserate with our on-screen loves as soon as extra, right here’s the whole lot we all know — thus far! — about season 2 of Bridgerton.
Will there be a Bridgerton season 2?
Govt producer Shonda Rhimes et al shall be blessing Bridgerton lovers with a second season. Whereas there’s no official launch date as of but, the second season shall 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 shall be getting much more display screen 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 anticipate from the present,” he informed the publication.
Fan of the books know that the following novel within the collection, The Viscount Who Liked Me, centered closely on a sure strong-willed lady, Kate, promenading into Anthony’s coronary heart (and breeches — see picture beneath for mentioned breeches).
Who will be a 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 a part of the solid as Kate Sharma, Anthony’s love curiosity.
Within the official description of The Viscount Who Liked 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 could possibly 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 gave the impression to be legit, with Web page sharing his personal farewell submit on the platform.
Can we anticipate to see extra extravagant Bridgerton clothes in season 2?
Other than 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 fingers 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 Road (1987) and Primary Intuition (1992).
Mirojnick created about 7,500 items making up a complete of 5,000 on-screen costumes, she informed 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 would possibly 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 in regards to the identification of the mysterious Girl Whistledown. It looks as if the present’s second season will current a chance for Penelope to step into the highlight.
“I’d like to go on that journey along with her, to see how she’s modified,” she mentioned in a December 2020 interview with the U.Ok.’s Radio Instances. “I’d actually love to come back 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 identification of Girl Whistledown. (Warning: minor season 1 spoiler forward.)
By the tip of the primary season, we get a touch that one Penelope Featherington would possibly both be Girl Whistledown, or be serving to her. Will the identification of the elusive Girl W ever be confirmed?
You’ll have to look at season 2 together with us to seek out out.