April 13, 2021

Netflix announced today that Bridgerton has been picked up through Season 4. The surprise renewal gives the drama two additional seasons and comes less than three months after the drama was given an order for Season 2.

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 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.

It isn't clear what prompted the streaming giant to extend Bridgerton for another two seasons such a short time after its last renewal. Executives must feel confident that the show's runaway success will continue for years to come.

Production on Season 2 has already commenced, for a probable return later this year. Seasons 3 and 4 are likely being targeted for 2022 and 2023.