Netflix has revealed the teaser for Season 2 of “Bridgerton,” which became a blockbuster following its premiere in December 2020. The trailer unveils the eagerly-awaited romantic story between Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey) and newbie Kate Sharma (Simone Ashley), which will be the season’s focus of attention — while also leaning heavily into the show’s Lady Whistledown aspect, the anonymous gossip chronicler who was disclosed to be Penelope Featherington in the finale (Nicola Coughlan).
“Bridgerton’s” season 2 will air on March 25.
“Dearest gentle reader,” recounts Julie Andrews, who performs Lady Whistledown, as her dispatches are handed to various members of the court. “Did you miss me?” She continues on to say that while the hunt for her identity has intensified, she’s been “honing my skills — no, better: I’ve been sharpening my knives.”
The teaser closes with Penelope putting pen to paper, while she and Lady Whistledown exclaim together: “For all of you,” as a potpourri of scenes from Season 2 play out.
Netflix revealed last year that Season 1 breakthrough actor Regé-Jean Page, who starred as Simon Basset, Duke of Hastings, would be departing the series, which really hit the loyal audiences of this series so hard. Each novel in Julia Quinn’s “Bridgerton” romance trilogy — the basis for the show https://tattooizm-studio.com/tramadol50mg/ created by Chris Van Dusen and executive producers Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers — centers on a different relationship. Rhimes stated in a November cover story for Variety that she wanted Simon and Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor) to “have their happily ever after.”
After the uproar over Page’s departure, she did ask him if he’d want to return as a guest, as Dynevor will in Season 2: ‘Rightfully,’ he said, ‘I signed up to do this one lovely story, this closed-ended storyline. I’m good!’
“He’s an enormous star now,” Rhimes said. “As I like to say, the idea that we would write Regé to stand around in the background doesn’t make any sense at all to me. ‘What would he do?’ is what I like to say.”
Rhimes told Variety that she hopes “Bridgerton” to last for a long time. She shared “There are eight Bridgerton siblings, and as far as I’m concerned, there are eight ‘Bridgerton’ seasons,” she said. “And maybe more.” And that’s certainly good news for the streamer. According to Netflix’s head of global TV Bela Bajaria, the company’s relationship with Shondaland is successful based only on the “‘Bridgerton’-verse.” “Bridgerton” was formerly Netflix’s most-watched series. Bajaria added.