The popular period drama is given an early vote of confidence.
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.
04/21/21 at 12:03pm
Sam, I understand they are following the books and won't be focusing on his or Daphne's characters and that his story is done, but he would have still been an excellent supporting character for the next few seasons. That's all I meant. And that being said, some sources I've read did state that he quit despite Shonda Rhimes and Netflix offering him a 5 episode deal for season 2.
Still, looking forward to the next seasons!
04/14/21 at 07:13pm
Jess, they are following the books and the duke is not in the second or third one. each book is a different romance. So his story was over with , he did not quit. they would have to add him into the new stories somehow. His story was done.
04/14/21 at 05:42pm
I'm just curious what they'll do since Regé-Jean Page apparently quit when finding out the second season won't focus on the Duke and Daphne :o
04/14/21 at 10:52am
Not surprising given its popularity and built-in source material. Another hit for Shonda.
04/14/21 at 03:38am
I personally don't really like period dramas, but I actually really enjoyed this show as it felt modern whilst remaining in period. Pleased to see a show get a long term backing for once, rather than running for a couple of seasons and not getting any proper conclusion.
It's based on books - not sure if there are more than 4, but if there are, I hope they continue to renew - if there's no further source material I'd rather they stopped after season 4 and conclude it as intended.
04/13/21 at 09:44pm
Books 3 and 4 were the best of the series - hopefully they do a better job on those than they did on season 1!
04/13/21 at 12:41pm
Well I guess now I really have to watch season 1!!
04/13/21 at 11:39am
Wow that was fast. They just renewed it and now they renew it again? Why not just wait until after season 2?