Bridgerton, the American period drama series streaming on Netflix, has been renewed for a second season, the streaming giant announced on Thursday.
Netflix released a 39-second video as an official confirmation of the second season.
Bridgerton is created by Chris Van Dusen and produced by Shonda Rhimes’ Shondaland, which is known for producing the hit medical drama series Grey’s Anatomy and political thriller television series Scandal.
The series is inspired from Bridgertons, the eight-part best selling novel written by historical romance author Julia Quinn. Set in 1813, it revolves around the “powerful” Bridgerton family comprising eight “close-knit” siblings looking for “love and happiness” in London high society.
“Bridgerton is a romantic, scandalous, and quick-witted series that celebrates the timelessness of enduring friendships, families finding their way, and the search for a love that conquers all,” Netflix said in a press release.
The first season follows Daphne Bridgerton (played by Phoebe Dynevor), who is the eldest daughter of the family, on her quest to find a “match sparked by true love” and her evolving relationship with the Duke of Hastings (played by Regé-Jean Page). While the rest of the “eligible spinsters” vie for the attention of the best men in London’s high society, a mysterious gossip columnist, Lady Whistledown, goes about spilling secrets and impacting the marriageability chances of the young girls.
The announcement of the second season was made through Lady Whistledown’s Society Papers, which said that the cast of Bridgerton will return to production this year in spring.
“This author has been reliably informed that Lord Anthony Bridgerton intends to dominate the social season. I will have my pen ready to report on any or all of his romantic activities,” the announcement said.
The first season of Bridgerton had premiered on 25 December, 2020. The series was hailed on social media for its racially inclusive cast.
The series also stars Jonathan Bailey, Nicola Coughlan, Claudia Jessie, Ruby Barker, Adjoa Andoh, Golda Rosheuvel, Luke Thompson, Luke Newton, Ruby Stokes, Will Tilston, Florence Hunt, Ruth Gemmell, Bessie Carter, Harriet Cains, Polly Walker, Ben Miller, Sabrina Bartlett, Martins Imhangbe, and Lorraine Ashbourne.