Lady Whistledown has a special message for everyone Bridgerton fans: The series “will return for seasons 3 and 4” That’s right, Netflix has renewed the hit regency drama for two additional seasons, as production begins on the long-awaited second installment centered on Bridgerton’s eldest son, the quest of Lord Anthony’s (Jonathan Bailey) love.
Adapted from the successful Julia Quinn novels by Chris Van Dusen for Shondaland, the sexy and elegant series combines elements of Downton Abbey Y Gossip Girl as it follows the many characters within the competitive world of London high society. Season 1 followed Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor) as she made her debut and defended herself against suitors until she found the perfect match in the Duke of Hastings (Regé-Jean Page), while introducing members of the friendly but competitive Bridgerton families. and Featherington, as well as a scandalous newsletter written by the mysterious and all-knowing Whistledown.
Considering the order of the books, the next two seasons are likely to focus on Benedict (Luke Thompson) and Colin (Luke Newton) as they navigate the ups and downs of love, family, and society.
“From the first time I read the delicious Bridgerton series, I knew these were stories that would captivate audiences. But the evolution of this adaptation would not be a success without the many significant contributions from the entire Shondaland team, ”Shonda Rhimes said in a statement.
She added: “This two-season pickup is a strong vote of confidence in our work and I am incredibly grateful to have such collaborative and creative partners as Netflix. Betsy and I are delighted to have the opportunity to continue to bring the world of Bridgerton to a worldwide audience. “
“Bridgerton made us lose control. The creative team, led by Shonda, knew the material and delivered a beautiful, emotional and romantic drama for our members. They have some exciting plans for the future and we believe audiences will continue to swoon over this show. We are planning to be in the Bridgerton business for a long time, ”shared Bela Bajaria, Netflix Vice President, Global TV.
News of the renewal comes as fans were shocked by Page’s unexpected departure from the series. It was revealed that he would not be returning for season 2 despite being a main character or continuing to be a part of the series’ overlapping storylines.
As all eyes turn to Lord Anthony Bridgerton’s search for a viscountess, we bid farewell to Rege-Jean Page, who triumphantly portrayed the Duke of Hastings. We will miss Simon’s on-screen presence, but he will always be part of the Bridgerton family, ”the series said in a message via Lady Whistledown. “Daphne will continue to be 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 can bear.”