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‘Bridgerton’ season 2 reportedly “tones down” on explicit sexual content

It wasn’t that long ago that Netflix introduced a steamy trailer for Bridgerton season two. However, sources close to the show have talked about how the series has reportedly toned down on the explicit sexual content in the second season. 

Since its release in December 2020, Netflix viewers were enamoured by the opulent ball gowns, regal courting season and lavish parties thrown by the upper echelons of the aristocratic society in Regency-era London. 

Created by Chris Van Dusen and produced by Shonda Rhimes, the show is based on Julia Quinn’s eponymous novel series, the first season had plenty of sex scenes, emotional conflicts and melodramatic tension and revolved around the romantic exploits between the eldest Bridgerton daughter, Daphne and the Duke of Hastings, Simon Bassett. 

The second season will give the viewers an insight into the love life of the eldest Bridgerton sibling, Anthony who is notorious for being a womaniser. As he tries to woo the sweet and demure Edwina by winning the favour of her older sister, the spirited Kate Sharma, he finds himself getting slowly and increasingly attracted to the latter. 

The trailer hints at plenty of drama, gossip, forbidden love and tension. However, a source close to the show has promised a tamer version of romance this season which will not be as racy. Apparently, Anthony and Kate’s “lust never progresses beyond flirtation and a nearly kiss.”

While Netflix is yet to confirm the news, the trailer shows off quite a few steamy moments that might appeal to the viewers. 

The reprising cast for this Emmy-nominated show includes Jonathan Bailey, Nicola Coughlan, Adjoa Andoh, Phoebe Dynevor, Lorraine Ashbourne, Bessie Carter, Harriet Cains, Ruth Gemmell, Martins Imhangbe, Florence Hunt, Luke Newton, Claudia Jessie, Luke Thompson, Golda Rosheuvel, Polly Walker, Will Tilston and Julie Andrews. 

They will be joined by a new cast comprising Simone Ashley, Charothra Chandran, Shelley Conn, Rupert Young and Calam Lynch. 

Bridgerton season two will arrive on Netflix this Friday, on March 25th, 2022.