Netflix's Bridgerton Renewed For Season 2, Which Will Focus On A Different Character

The hit show from Shonda Rhimes is coming back, with production slated to begin this spring.


Netflix's hit TV show Bridgerton from Shonda Rhimes is returning for a second season, Netflix has confirmed just a day after teasing it and had some big news to share about the show.

The focus of the sophomore season will be on the character Anthony Bridgerton, who is played by Jonathan Bailey. Netflix said Anthony will "dominate" the season, but no further specifics were divulged.

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Netflix released a letter from Lady Whistledown to hype the news. Her letter confirms the renewal and tells fans to make sure they have a bottle of ratafia to uncork for the occasion.

Production on the season will begin in spring 2021, but that's all Whistledown would confirm. "However, gentle reader, before you set the comments section alight with requests for more sordid details, know that I am disinclined to report on the particulars at this time. Patience, after all, is a virtue," she said.

Bridgerton Season 1 debuted on Christmas Day, and it is projected to have been seen by 63 million member households over its first four weeks. The show helped Netflix have its biggest-ever viewing week between Christmas and New Year's.

These are giant numbers and new records at Netlix, but bear in mind that a "view" for Netflix counts when someone watches at least two minutes of a movie or TV show.

With 63 million projected households over its first four weeks, Bridgerton becomes the fourth biggest Netflix original TV show over that period of time. It's only surpassed by Tiger King (64 million), La Casa de Papel S4 (65 million), and The Witcher S1 (76 million).

Bridgerton, which is a period piece based on the Julia Quinn Bridgerton novel series, is the first project from Grey's Anatomy veteran Shonda Rhimes after she signed a nine-figure deal ($100M-plus) with Netlix.

Netflix now has more than 200 million subscribers.

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