Ever since we watched the credits roll on season one of Netflix’s Bridgerton we’ve been on a wild rollercoaster of emotions. At first we were full of glee because hurrah, it’s been confirmed for a second season, and then we were sending heartbroken messages in our Whatsapp groups when Regé-Jean Page announced he wouldn’t be returning to the show as the Duke of Hastings. And now? Well, we’re bloody thrilled again because yes, there WILL be a season three and four to look forward to.
Bridgerton captivated us when it landed on the TV streaming service back in December 2020, and it quickly rose to become Netflix’s most-viewed show ever – it reached number one in a staggering 76 countries, and had been watched in 82 million households across the world as of the end of January 2021.
Netflix UK’s Instagram account yesterday posted under the alias of Bridgerton’s Lady Whistledown to say: “Esteemed members of the Ton, it seems we have a rather special announcement. Bridgerton shall return for seasons three and four. This author shall have to purchase more ink… Yours Truly, Lady Whistledown”.
The second season is unlikely to air until next year at the earliest, so we’ll have a little while to wait until three and four arrive on Netflix.
It has also been confirmed that the next season will focus on the love life of Anthony Bridgerton – the older brother of Daphne Bridgerton who held the main storylines in season one.
The show, for anyone who hasn’t yet watched it, is adapted from a book series by Julia Quinn and is a period drama set at the beginning of the nineteenth century. It’s produced by Shonda Rhimes (of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal fame) and is her first scripted Netflix series – which means you can expect plenty of drama.
We’ll be patiently awaiting news of a season two air date…