While the world was (still is, but at least, there are vaccines now) in the midst of a lot of uncertainty in the holiday season of 2020, a gem was dropped on Netflix. The period drama Bridgerton was an unexpected hit, blessing the world with the gorgeous Rege-Jean Page and equally beautiful Phoebe Dyvenor. Bridgerton was so huge that it then became Netflix’s biggest series ever…at the time.
Other shows on Netflix may have eclipsed Bridgerton’s success, but the show might have a chance to reclaim its crown. Netflix and Shondaland have finally revealed when the much-anticipated sophomore season of the show will be released.Â
You can now formally mark your calendars and free up your dance card as the second season of Bridgerton will drop worldwide on March 25, 2022. What can you expect from the show, exactly? Season two keeps up with the tradition of Julia Quinn’s novels.Â
The story will follow Lord Anthony Bridgerton, who’s played by Jonathan Bailey, as he ventures out to find a suitable wife. The first season of the show left him quite heartbroken as he had to part ways with his lover. When his younger sister, Edwina, returns from India with the beautiful Kate Sharma, she finds out his motivation for marriage is not that pure.
Sadly, the heartthrob that stole everyone’s hearts in the first season, Simon Basset a.k.a the Duke of Hastings, will not be returning in this upcoming season. However, the show’s producer, Shonda Rhimes, had some exciting words about the show: “I think there’s a powerful, interesting, romantic couple at the heart of it. They’re an incredibly interesting and exciting pair. I like to watch them. Our goal, if we do our job correctly, is you are going to be as invested and excited by that couple as you were by the couple of Season 1.”
While Jean-Page may have parted ways with the show, audiences can still expect a lot of fan favorites to return for season two. The series also stars Adjoa Andoh, Lorraine Ashbourne, Harriet Cains, Bessie Carter, Shelley Conn, Nicola Coughlan, Phoebe Dynevor, Ruth Gemmell, Florence Hunt, Martins Imhangbe, Claudia Jessie, Calam Lynch, Luke Newton, Golda Rosheuvel, Luke Thompson, Will Tilston, Polly Walker, Rupert Young, and Julie Andrews as the voice of Lady Whistledown.
Will the second season of Bridgerton be as big of a hit as the first season? We’ll have to wait until March 2022 to find out.Â
Art Daniella Sison