Bridgerton is currently the most popular series on Netflix. This post contains details of Bridgerton season 2, including its release date, cast, and spoilers. A few days after Bridgerton’s premiere on Netflix, the show became wildly popular. Taking advantage of the worldwide hype, Netflix announced a second season of the series. Premiere on December 25, 2020 on Netflix. In January 2021, Netflix is updating the series for a second season. The eight-episode series received critical acclaim and positive reviews from almost everywhere. Bridgerton is the most watched series on Netflix with an audience of 82 million households.
Bridgerton is an adaptation of the American author Julia Quinn’s novel series of the same name. There are a total of eight books in the series that tell the story of The Bridgerton family, consisting of eight siblings and their widowed mother. Family is highly respected and loved in British society. All of the books in this novel series tell the story of each sibling who finds true love. The 2006 book series entitled “On The Road To Marriage” won the RITA American Romantic Writer Award in 2007. The first season featured Phoebe Dynevor as Daphne Bridgerton and Rege-Jean Page as Simon Basset as the main character.
The Bridgerton plot
The first season is an adaptation of the 2000 book “The Duke and I”, with a focus on Daphne Bridgerton. The story takes place in 19th century England where the series centers on the Bridgerton family. Viscountess Bridgerton’s widow Violet is a widow who has four sons, Anthony, Benedict, Colin, and Gregory. He also has four daughters, Daphne, Eloise, Francesca, and Hyacinth. The series also features the Featherington family; Portia, Lady Featherington, her husband, their three daughters Philippa, Prudence, and Penelope, and their cousin Marina Thompson.
Julie Andrews recounts each episode, voicing the anonymous newsletter columnist and the Lady Whistledown scandal. The first season of the series revolves around Daphne Bridgerton entering her first social season with the help of Queen Charlotte. She is the oldest daughter in the family. As he entered high society, he met Simon Basset, Duke of Hastings. The Duke refuses to marry anyone, even though his mentor Lady Whistledown has the encouragement. The series focuses on their relationship as they both deal with scandal and betrayal in 19th century British high society.
Season 1 Summary
This story happened in 1813 when all households were preparing for the social season to arrange matchmaking. Among the debutants, Queen Charlotte praised Daphne Bridgerton for giving her an edge over other women. Also, the three Featherington brothers were other debutants who served before the Queen. Lady Whistledown promoted Daphne as an “Incomparable” season. Meanwhile, Marina Thompson, Lord Featherington’s distant cousin comes to London to stay for the season. Lady Featherington takes Marina under her supervision.
The Duke of Hastings, Simon Basset returned to London to take care of his late father’s business. Under the pressure of his Lady Danbury, he joined this season. Additionally, Viscount Anthony Bridgerton considers all applicants to be unworthy of his sister Daphne. However, this didn’t stop despicable Lord Berbrooke from seducing him. Lady Danbury and Lady Bridgerton team up to match Daphne and Simon. Simultaneously, Anthony dumped his lover, Siena Rosso. Lady Feathrington’s creature doubts that Marina is pregnant. The first episode ends with Daphne and Simon agreeing to pretend to be together for mutual benefit.
The second episode reveals Simon’s backstory, including his tragic childhood when his mother died in childbirth. Raised under the control of his abusive father, Simon grew up with his father’s discontent over having a less than perfect heir. On his father’s deathbed, Simon vows never to have an heir, because his father wants otherwise. Meanwhile, Lady Whistledown’s writing begins to frustrate the Queen. Marina tells Penelope about the father of her son, Sir Geroge Crane, who fought in Spain.
As Simon and Daphne continue their pretense, Anthony becomes even more annoyed that he finds out about Simon’s cheerful personality. Meanwhile, a chaotic situation arises when Lord Berbrooke asks Dephane’s hand, which results in Daphne getting black eyes from the eyes. When Anthony canceled his business offer with Lord Berbrooke, Simon fights him over Daphne’s honor. The whole situation ended with Violet’s help. After this, Simon and Daphne were more attracted to each other. Since Daphne was the season’s most famous debutant, she kept getting lots of proposals, but she rejected them all. This annoys Lady Danbury and she demands that Simon either choose Daphne as his wife or let her find another suitable suit. This caused Simon to cancel their agreement.
Simon decides to leave London and a heartbroken Daphne catches Prince Friedrich’s attention. When Simon meets her to say goodbye, the two share a kiss, which Anthony looks at and demands Simon to marry his sister. Seeing his refusal, Anthony challenged him to a duel at dawn. Simon tells her that she cannot provide a child, but Daphne agrees to marry him anyway. The two of them were married in a simple ceremony at church. However, Daphne realized Simon’s actions to avoid him and asked him about it. Simon and Daphne then travel to Clyvedon for their honeymoon, where Daphne meets Mrs. Colson. Mrs. Colson tells Daphne about Simon’s childhood.
However, Daphne decided to confront Simon after she realized that she was purposely avoiding having children together. As their dispute continued, Daphne decided to leave for London. Simon was firm with his decision and suggested that they live separately. However, Daphne finds out why Simon doesn’t want to have children. After she finds a letter that Simon wrote to her father, she decides to make amends. George Crane’s brother, Sir Philip Crane, arrives with news of George’s death in battle. He reveals that George does love Marina and intends to come back to her. Philip proposed marrying Marina, which he refused at first, but later agreed. Daphne and Simon settle their differences and the season ends with the scene of the birth of Daphne and Simon’s first child.
Bridgerton Season 2 Release Date
On January 21, 2021, Netflix confirmed the second season update. However, there is still no official announcement regarding the release date of Bridgerton season 2. Filming for the second season will begin in Spring 2021. So, it is less likely that the series will air this year. It’s very likely that Netflix will premiere the season somewhere in 2022.We estimate the release date for Bridgerton season 2 will most likely be at Spring 2022.
What to Expect in Season Two?
Bridgerton’s second season will be the adaptation of the second book in the series entitled “The Viscount Who Loved Me”.
The story is about Anthony Bridgerton, who is the most eligible bachelor in London. He fell in love with a woman named Edwina Sheffield.
However, Edwina’s half sister, Kate Sheffield is the most nosy woman in London. So, he would most likely interfere in their relationship.
As expected, Julie Andrews will return as Lady Whistledown and will tell her story and cause more damage with her Society Papers.
We will also learn more about the late Edmund Bridgerton, former patriarch of Bridgerton. The first season mentions him several times in the story, including his love affair with Violet and their healthy marriage with many children. However, we never found a reason for his death. Edmund died of an allergic reaction to a bee sting in 1803. Although he had been stung before, his allergic reaction occurred much later. Anthony was also stung by a bee with Edmund. Because of this, he had a lingering fear of bees and great grief over the death of his father. In addition, Anthony also believes that he will die at the age of 38, just like his father.
Season two will provide more clues as to how much Edmund’s death affected Anthony. An eighteen year old boy had to take over Viscounty right after his father’s death. Also, the fact that Violet was pregnant with Hyacinth before Edmund’s death, only adds to Anthony’s sadness.
Season 2 Cast
- Jonathan Bailey as Anthony Bridgerton
- Nicola Coughlan as Penelope Featherington
- Luke Newton as Colin Bridgerton
- Claudia Jessie as Eloise Bridgerton
- Luke Thompson as Benedict Bridgerton
- Ruth Gemmell as Lady Violet Bridgerton
- Polly Walker as Lady Portia Featherington
- Adjoa Andoh as Lady Danbury
- Golda Rosheuvel as Queen Charlotte
- Ruby Barker as Marina Thompson
- Jessica Madsen as Cressida Cowper