Like it or loathe it, Netflix's Bridgerton has officially taken the world by storm. The Shonda Rhimes period drama almost instantly skyrocketed to icon status, reaching the number one spot on Netflix's top 10 rankings in 76 countries.
For those of you loving the Gossip Girl-meets-Jane Austen drama, here's some exciting news: the show has been renewed by Netflix for season two.
Brigerton's official Instagram account announced the news on January 22 with a highlight reel of the first season. A few hours later, it was reiterated in an exceptionally Bridgerton-esque manner: through Lady Whistledown's society papers.
Lady Whistledown herself confirmed the "delightful" news that the show would be coming back to our screens.
"The ton are abuzz with the latest gossip, so it is my honor to impart to you: Bridgerton shall officially return for a second season."
As for what the second season will entail, Lady Whistledown hinted that Lord Anthony "intends to dominate the social season".
Bridgerton's showrunner Chris Van Dusen previously commented that he hoped the series would extend, to allow them to showcase the eight brilliant books in author Julia Quinn's series. Given that, it's likely the second season will be based on Quinn's second novel, The Viscount Who Loved Me.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, the show hasn't begun filming its second series and it's unconfirmed when it'll hit Netflix.
Written by Dani Leever, a writer and homosexual pop culture enthusiast.
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