'Bridgerton' Season 2: Release date, plot, cast and all you need to know about second chapter on Anthony's romance on Netflix
Netflix has just released the first season of the Shondaland production, 'Bridgerton', on Christmas Day 2020, but we are fairly certain that there will be a Season 2. Given that the series is adapted from Julia Quinn's bestselling 'Regency' romance novels set in the early 19th century, we are also quite certain that we know whom the next season will be about — there was a certain clue left in the final episode of Season 1.
The first season of 'Bridgerton' followed the romance between Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor) and Simon Bassett, Duke of Hastings (Rege-Jean Page). And while Simon was enthralling enough for us not to be able to keep our eyes off of him, the eldest Bridgerton sibling, Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey) left us quite fascinated. Season 1 gave us a bit of an insight into Anthony's life, but we hope with Season 2, we get to see him in the center stage.
Read on to know details for the potential second season for 'Bridgerton'.
While Netflix has not officially announced the renewal of 'Bridgerton' for a second season, we can say it's a safe bet that they will. According to What's On Netflix, the second season was listed as being in development as early as February 2020 and was scheduled to begin filming in July 2020. However, due to the pandemic-induced filming restrictions, the second season will likely begin filming in March 2021. Due to the lengthy filming process for Netflix period dramas, 'Bridgerton' Season 2 can be expected to release mid-to late-2022.
As Season 1 of 'Bridgerton' ended, Anthony shocked his sister, Daphne, and her husband, Simon, by saying that he has to find a woman and "declare his intentions." Most likely, this indicates that 'Bridgerton' will follow the order of Quinn's novels and bring Anthony's story to the screen next, adapting from 'The Viscount Who Loved Me'.
The synopsis for the book states: "1814 promises to be another eventful season, but not, this author believes, for Anthony Bridgerton, London's most elusive bachelor, who has shown no indication that he plans to marry. And in truth, why should he? When it comes to playing the consummate rake, nobody does it better."
—Lady Whistledown's Society Papers, April 1814
But this time, the gossip columnists have it wrong. Anthony Bridgerton hasn't just decided to marry—he's even chosen a wife! The only obstacle is his intended's older sister, Kate Sheffield—the most meddlesome woman ever to grace a London ballroom. The spirited schemer is driving Anthony mad with her determination to stop the betrothal, but when he closes his eyes at night, Kate is the woman haunting his increasingly erotic dreams.
Contrary to popular belief, Kate is quite sure that reformed rakes do not make the best husbands—and Anthony Bridgerton is the most wicked rogue of them all. Kate is determined to protect her sister—but she fears her own heart is vulnerable. And when Anthony's lips touch hers, she's suddenly afraid she might not be able to resist the reprehensible rake herself.
Jonathan Bailey is an English actor known for his roles in 'Broadchurch', 'Leonardo' and 'Crashing'. He plays the role of Anthony Bridgerton.
Nicola Coughlan is an Irish actress best known for her roles in 'Derry Girls' and 'Harlots'. She plays the role of Penelope Featherington, who plays a far bigger role in the Bridgerton siblings' lives than they realize.
Claudia Jessie is a British actress known for her roles in 'Vanity Fair', 'Dixi' and 'WPC 56'. She plays the role of Anthony's sister, Eloise Bridgerton, who is Penelope's best friend.
Ruth Gemmell is a British actress known for her roles in 'Fever Pitch', 'Utopia', and 'Silent Witness'. She plays the role of the Bridgerton matriarch, Violet Bridgerton.
The show also stars Julie Andrews as the voice of Lady Whistledown, Adjoa Andoh as Lady Danbury, Luke Newton as Colin Bridgerton, Luke Thompson as Benedict Bridgerton, and Golda Rosheuvel as Queen Charlotte. The role of Kate Sheffield is yet to be cast but keep watching this space for future updates.
'Bridgerton' comes from Shondaland and has been adapted for the screen by Chris Van Dusen, a television producer and screenwriter known for his work in 'Grey's Anatomy', 'Private Practice' and 'Scandal'.
There is no trailer for Season 2 of 'Bridgerton' yet, but keep watching this space for future updates.
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