Prepare for another promenade. Bridgerton was an instant smash hit once it debuted on Netflix on Christmas Day, and fans aren't the only ones who want more.
The Bridgerton family, as represented by Jonathan Bailey, Phoebe Dynevor, Claudia Jessie, Luke Newton, Luke Thompson, Florence Hunt, Will Tilston, and Ruth Gemmell, attempts to find love in Regency-era high society. Daphne (Dynevor), the eldest sister, and her romance with London's most eligible bachelor Simon Basset (Regé-Jean Page) dominated the first season.
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Before the historical drama was officially renewed, speculations of a second season circulated, with filming set to restart in England in March. Bridgerton is probably certain to return for more after reaching over 63 million households. However, even the cast is unsure of what will happen next.
Here are some things that you should expect from the second season.
1. Season two will focus on Daphne’s brother
"We left Anthony Bridgerton at a bit of a crossroads at the conclusion of the first season," Chris Van Dusen, the creator of Bridgerton explained on Today With Hoda & Jenna, "so I'm looking forward to stepping in and seeing how he performs in the marriage market."
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2. Who is Kate Sheffield, Anthony’s leading lady?
Kate Sheffield is the older sister of Edwina, the lady Anthony (Jonathan Bailey) is about to marry in the second novel, The Viscount Who Loved Me. But when she thinks Mr Bridgerton isn't good enough for her younger sister, she sets in motion an enemies-to-lovers narrative that fans adored.
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3. Regé-Jean Page is not returning
It was really heartbreaking. Dynevor provided a little more glimpse into what the series would look like without its broody duke in June. "It's definitely different," the Netflix actor said in an interview published on June 2 by The Wrap. "And, as I've stated previously, I believe that fans who have read the books and are familiar with the novels are aware that each season will focus on a new sibling's journey."
And it could be a little bit more of a surprise — not a shock, but a surprise for the people who like Daphne and Simon's tale. But, in the long run, I believe that's the beauty of the programme, getting to witness these different love stories play out."
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4. We’ll finally meet the Bridgertons’ father
Rupert Evans (Charmed, The Man in the High Castle) was cast as Edmund, the father of the eight Bridgerton siblings, according to reports. Edmund, Violet's husband, was already deceased at the start of season one, so we'll most likely meet Evans in flashbacks or dream sequences. (Although the series doesn't appear to be heading down a ghostly path, we'll see.)
According to Netflix, the character is "a caring and loyal husband whose genuine love union with Violet Bridgerton resulted in eight wonderful children." He's also a gentle and compassionate father who takes great delight in guiding his eldest son Anthony through life." I'm really excited to meet him!
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5. Will see more sisterly love
Dynevor promised that "every season would have its own magic," and that season 2 will allow Daphne the opportunity to explore the many relationships she has with her siblings because her husband Simon will not be onscreen.
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So, are you excited for this season? We certainly are!