Netflix has confirmed the renewal of its acclaimed period drama series, ‘Bridgerton’ for a second season.
Set in 1800s London but designed for today’s millennial and Gen Z audiences, the period drama is on course to be seen by 63 million households in its first month.
Bridgerton is adapted from a series of novels by author Julia Quinn and produced by one of America’s biggest executives – Shonda Rhimes.
Season 1, based on the first book in Quinn’s series, The Duke and I, centered on the complicated romance between the eldest Bridgerton daughter, Daphne, played by Phoebe Dynevor, and the Duke of Hastings Simon Bassett, portrayed by Regé-Jean Page.
Season 1 wrapped production in February 2020, just before the coronavirus pandemic hit with a vengeance. Shooting a new season of a show that employs hundreds of extras for its opulent balls and features quite a few sex scenes, would be a challenge.
The focal point of Season 2 was teased in the final minutes of the Season 1 finale when Anthony revealed to Daphne and Simon his plans of “finding and promptly declaring my intentions to my new viscountess” after the heartbreaking end of his relationship with opera singer Siena.
Bridgerton has taken pop culture by storm since its Dec. 25 debut. Redefining the period drama and romance genres and breaking conventions on race while making global stars out of its lead stars, the adaptation of Quinn’s novel captivated viewers to become one of Netflix’s most watched series premieres with 63 million households projected to have seen at least a portion of it in the first four weeks.