Cover Here's everything we know so far about ‘Bridgerton’ season two (Photo: Netflix)

Netflix’s hit Regency-era drama Bridgerton is back and set to take the “ton” by storm. Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming season

This article was originally published on February 17, 2021 and was updated on March 15, 2022.


Netflix’s Bridgerton broke records as the streaming giant’s most-watched show ever—with a record-breaking 82 million households in its first 28 days—until Squid Game took over.

Those who enjoyed the irresistible romance of the Duke of Hastings (Regé-Jean Page) and Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor) will be overjoyed with the upcoming new season.

Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey) will be gracing our screens in the new season, together with a new love interest, new scandalous romance and new faces.

Ahead of the show’s premiere on Netflix, we’re breaking down everything that you need to know about Bridgerton season two.

See also: ‘Bridgerton’ Season Two Teases Stunning South Asian Representation

1. A new love triangle

The show is mainly staying true to Julia Quinn’s bestselling novels which it’s based on. In season two, Anthony Bridgerton is in pursuit of a suitable marriage. The first season left him rather pessimistic about love after breaking up with opera singer Sienna. Anthony has set his eyes on Edwina Sharma, the new diamond in town.

But before he can get to Edwina, he must first woe her feisty, headstrong older sister Kate Sharma who is open about her dislike for the viscount. Kate challenges Anthony to prove that he’s the right man for her sister. But despite her protectiveness and strong personality, it seems Kate’s heart is vulnerable to the viscount himself.

Don’t miss: How to Create a Stylish Bridgerton-Inspired Interior in Your Home

 

2. A new love interest

Simone Ashley who you may recognise as Olivia Hanan from Netflix’s Sex Education has been tapped to play Anthony’s new romantic interest Kate Sharma who is newly arrived in London. She’s described as smart, headstrong and a young woman who suffers no fools.

Ashley’s casting also continues the series’ record of breaking conventions. The original Kate in the books, named Kate Sheffield, is not of Indian descent. Instead, Bridgerton’s production team decided to race bend Kate and continue its reimagined, multi-racial world of the Regency era following major Black characters in the first season including the Duke of Hastings (Regé-Jean Page).

Don’t miss: ‘Bridgerton’: Jonathan Bailey & Simone Ashley Play Enemies Turned Lovers in Season 2

3. New members of the ton

The second season will also welcome new faces. Charithra Chandran will be playing Edwina Sharma, Kate’s younger sister and the newest diamond in town. She's described as “kind-natured and endlessly endearing” and in search of a true love match.

Shelly Conn will portray Mary Sharma, the Sharma sibling’s mother. Her marriage was wrapped in a scandal and was forced to live with the scrutiny of the ton.

Additional cast members include Calam Lynch as Theo Sharpe, a printer’s assistant described as hard-working and a righteous man who fights for the rights of all. Ruper Young will take on the role of Jack, a new member of the ton, coming from a notable family.

See also: 10 ‘Bridgerton’-Inspired Fashion Pieces to Wear Now

 

 

4. The Duke of Hastings will not return

Showrunners have confirmed that Regé-Jean Page who played the Duke of Hastings, is exiting the show. Page himself also posted a photo on his Instagram and said that “It’s been an absolute pleasure and a privilege to be your Duke”.

While readers of the original novel might have expected Page’s exit, many were hopeful that he would still make an appearance, even if a cameo.

While the Duke will not return, Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor) will b present. In the trailer, it seems Anthony has asked his sister to help in wooing the Sharmas.

See also: 17 Jewellery Pieces Inspired by ‘Bridgerton’

5. The release date and upcoming seasons

The wait is almost over! Season two of the Regency-era show will premiere on March 25, 2022 on Netflix.

It was previously announced that Bridgerton will also be coming back for two more seasons. If the show continues to follow the book, the third season will focus on Benedict Bridgerton (Luke Thompson), the second Bridgerton second while the fourth season will be about Colin Bridgerton (Luke Newton) and Penelope Featherington (Nichola Coughlan).

Read also: ‘Bridgerton’ Is Coming Back for a Third and Fourth Season

6. Lady Whistledown’s antics

During a Zoom panel with the Bridgerton cast to celebrate Valentine’s Day, they revealed some things that viewers can look forward to in the new season.

Nicola Coughlan who plays Penelope Featherington as well as Lady Whistledown says that viewers will take a “peek behind the curtain” of how Penelope pulls of her hidden alias.

“You get to find out how she’s achieving all this stuff, how she’s creating Lady Whistledown, the pamphlets, how she’s finding out all this gossip,” says Coughlan.

She also adds that Queen Charlotte (Golda Rosheuvel) is frightened by the gossip columnist. “Whistledown might be the main woman in charge of London really, maybe even more than the queen. The queen thinks she's got all this power and all the servants, but Whistledown is the one that’s making stuff happen,” says Coughlan.

See also: Nicola Coughlan Talks Playing Penelope Featherington in Netflix Hit, ‘Bridgerton’

7. Eloise Bridgerton is out in the ton

Eloise Bridgerton, the second Bridgerton daughter will finally be out on the ton this season. Eloise finally gives in to societal pressure and starts attending balls.

Previously, Eloise used to sneak out when forced to attend balls and instead uses the time to uncover Lady Whistledown’s real identity, much to Penelope’s dismay.

See also: This ‘Bridgerton’ Private Tour Lets You Visit The Real-Life Filming Locations


‘Bridgerton’ season two premieres on March 25, exclusively on Netflix.

© 2022 Tatler Asia Limited. All rights reserved.