January 21, 2021

Netflix announced today that Bridgerton has been picked up for a second season. The official news is no surprise, as the streaming giant teased earlier this week that some exciting news was on the way after the drama recently became its fifth-biggest original series launch ever. Since its debut on Christmas Day, the series has been watched by over 63 million households.

From the Shondaland production company and inspired by Julia Quinn's bestselling novels, the series follows eight siblings of the Bridgerton family who are part of London's high society. Eldest daughter Daphne is looking to follow in her parents' footsteps, and makes her debut onto Regency London's competitive marriage market. Her prospects first appear unrivaled as she hopes to find a match sparked by true love, but as her older brother starts to rule out potential suitors, the high-society scandal sheet written by the mysterious Lady Whistledown casts doubt on Daphne's reputation. Enter the desirable, yet rebellious, Duke of Hastings. The committed bachelor is the catch of the season, and despite proclaiming that they want nothing the other has to offer, their attraction is undeniable.

Production on Season 2 of Bridgerton is slated to begin this Spring, with a likely return later in the year.