In December 2020, Netflix users were enamoured by the regal and opulent ball gowns, lavish parties and an exciting courting season among the upper echelons of Regency-era London in the series, Bridgerton.
With sex scenes, emotional conflicts and high-strung drama galore, the show impeccably upheld the manners and etiquettes of aristocratic London. Created by Chris Van Dusen, the show is produced by Shonda Rhimes’ Shondaland.
The series is based on Julia Quinn’s eponymous novel series, and the first season was based on the book The Duke & I. It revolved around the love story between the eldest Bridgerton daughter, Daphne and the Duke of Hastings, Simon Bassett.
Following the chronology of Quinn’s works, the upcoming second season will be based on her book, The Viscount Who Loved Me.
This season will focus on the romantic pursuits of the eldest Brigerton sibling, Anthony, who was notorious for being a womaniser in season one. Anthony will find love this season when he meets the demure and sweet Edwina Sharma. However, to win her hand in marriage, he must win the favour of her older sister, Kate Sharma.
While catering towards his duty to Edwina, Anthony feels an undeniable attraction to Kate, who reciprocates the feelings. The trailer also hints at more gossip and drama related to Lady Whistledown and a plot to uncover this elusive woman’s possible identity.
The trailer also hints at unbridled steamy scenes, forbidden love, sensual sparring, and more. With a flurry of colours, madness and chaos, the second season looks more alluring than ever.
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 on March 25th, 2022.