Hit Netflix Period Drama “Bridgerton” Renewed for Season 2

Jonathan Bailey as Anthony in "Bridgerton"

It’s only been a month since Bridgerton premiered on Netflix, but it’s already being hailed as one of the biggest hits in the streaming service’s history. That’s why we’re not surprised to hear that the streaming giant was quick to renew this hit period drama series for a second season.

Bridgerton follows the adventures of the members of the powerful Bridgerton family, as they rise through the ranks of Regency-era England. The first season centered on the eldest Bridgerton daughter Daphne and her love affair with the brooding Duke of Hastings, while the second will shift focus onto her brother Anthony as he dominates the social season.

According to the series creator Chris Van Dusen, Anthony will have a new love interest next season, and he promised his journey will “be as sweeping and moving and as beautiful” as fans of this show expect. Season 2 will introduce some new characters, but many fan favorites are expected to make a comeback.

Bridgerton is the first Netflix show under the Shondaland banner, and it reached 63 million households in the 28 first days since its premiere on December 25th, 2020.