Bridgerton is your new TV obsession but will it be a one-off? (Picture: Netflix)
Bridgerton is already becoming everyone’s new TV obsession and fans are wondering if the show will be back for another season on Netflix.
Season one dropped on Christmas Day, giving viewers the chance to binge the glossy new period drama from Shonda Rhimes’ production company, Shondaland.
The racy Regency-era series is like Downton Abbey meets Gossip Girl as the mysterious Lady Whistledown spills all the tea about the exploits of high society in her scandal sheets.
There’s a whole lot of glamour, scandal, and sex but can fans expect more to come in the future?
Here’s what we know about the possibility of a second season…
Will there be a Bridgerton season 2?
We totally want to Keep up with the Bridgertons (Picture: LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX)
There isn’t any official news about a second season just yet, but a source tells Metro.co.uk that production is expected get going in Spring 2021.
The series is part of Shonda Rhimes’ ‘$150 million multi-year deal’ with Netflix so it feels likely that plans for another few seasons were already in place.
Netflix is known to reveal renewal plans as early as two weeks after a show premieres, but let’s hope Lady Whistledown drops the good news ASAP.
What is Bridgerton about?
The Netflix show transports us to 19th century London at the start of high society’s social season. Young debutante Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor) is one of many being presented at court in the hope that they catch the eye of an eligible bachelor.
With it being Daphne’s first season, she’s more than prepared to do what it takes to dazzle the rest of the society – known as the ‘ton’. Thanks to her overprotective brother, her perfectly laid out plans are quickly ruined and suitors aren’t as quick to come calling.
Matters are further complicated when the mysterious Lady Whistledown (voiced by Dame Julie Andrews) tells the entire ton about Daphne’s romantic struggles in her ‘gossip column’ society papers.
In fact, this mystery whistle-blower shares all the secrets worth knowing. Including the return of playboy Simon Basset (Regé-Jean Page), the Duke of Hastings, who instantly finds himself being hunted down by ambitious young women and their mothers who are desperate to get him to propose.
Considering the Duke has no desire to ever marry, he soon comes up with a plan that would help himself and Daphne get what they want from the season. They’ll fake a budding romance so that Daphne becomes the girl everyone wants to steal from a Duke while he’ll be able to escape the marriage hungry ton.
There are still so many stories to explore so fingers crossed we get another season ASAP (Picture: NETFLIX)
Is Bridgerton based on books?
The series is actually based on a series of novels by Julia Quinn – and there’s eight in total.
The first season of the show is based on The Duke And I, the first book in the collection, but it also sets up some of the stories from other novels too.
Here’s the order in which to read them, if you’re keen to learn what happens next:
- The Duke and I
- The Viscount Who Loved Me
- An Offer From A Gentleman
- Romancing Mister Bridgerton
- To Sir Phillip, With Love
- When He Was Wicked
- It’s In His Kiss
- On The Way To The Wedding
Julia has also written The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After – a collection of epilogues about what happened once the main stories were over.
Bridgerton is available stream now on Netflix.
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