Few new shows have got the blood pumping as effectively as Netflix’s period drama Bridgerton. The raunchy series has been a hit across the globe, and now the streaming giant has confirmed it will be getting a third and fourth season.
The news comes only a few weeks after Netflix confirmed the show’s second season. The upcoming season will follow the story of the eldest Bridgerton sibling, Anthony, played by Jonathan Bailey with Sex Education star, Simone Ashley, starring opposite Bailey as Kate. Filming is set to begin in the UK in the spring.
The announcement comes after the sad news that Rege-Jean Page, perhaps the show’s ultimate breakout star, will not be making a return to the famed house. His role as Duke of Hastings saw Page gain worldwide acclaim, and now he seems hell-bent on making the most of it.
The actor said it had been a “pleasure and a privilege” to be a part of Bridgerton, starring opposite Phoebe Dynevor as Anthony’s younger sister Daphne Bridgerton.
“While all eyes turn to Lord Anthony Bridgerton’s quest to find a Viscountess,” read a statement on social media, “we bid adieu to Rege-Jean Page, who so triumphantly played the Duke of Hastings. We’ll miss Simon’s presence onscreen, but he will always be a part of the Bridgerton family.”
“Daphne will remain a devoted wife and sister, helping her brother navigate the upcoming social season and what it has to offer – more intrigue and romance than my readers may be able to bear. Yours Truly, Lady Whistledown.”
See the announcement of the third and fourth season of Bridgerton below.
🚨 BREAKING NEWS FROM THE TON 🚨— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) April 13, 2021
Bridgerton is returning for seasons three *AND* four!