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Jonathan Bailey and Simone Ashley pictured on set of 'Bridgerton' Season 2

Bridgerton | Official Trailer | Netflix
Bridgerton | Official Trailer | Netflix / Netflix

Bridgerton - Netflix's steamy period drama adapted from the series of novels written by Julia Quinn - has begun filming for its highly anticipated second season; which follows Jonathan Bailey's character Anthony Bridgerton and his "quest to find a Viscountess."

Jonathan Bailey and series newcomer Simone Ashley - who's reportedly intended to portray Anthony's on-screen love interest "Kate Sharma" - were pictured filming a scene together at a horse racing track for the highly anticipated season two.

Bridgerton's next season will shift focus from the steamy love story between fourth child and eldest daughter Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor) and lovable scoundrel Simon Basset (Regé-Jean Page), the Duke of Hastings, to Anthony's romance with Kate Sharma. It will be based on Julia Quinn's novel; The Viscount Who Loved Me.

Will there be a second season of Bridgerton?

YES! Netflix confirmed in January 2021, that Bridgerton will be returning for season two, and in accordance with Bridgerton tradition, Lady Whistledown, more recently in April, broke the news on social media that the popular series has also been renewed for a season three and four before its even wrapped up filming for its second season. See the official Lady Whistledown telegram below.

When is Bridgerton season 2’s release date?

According to Lady Whistledown, “the incomparable cast of Bridgerton will return to production in the spring of 2021” meaning we should keep our fingers crossed for a Bridgerton season two release date in early 2022.

What will Bridgerton season 2 be about?

Again, the elusive author of the Society Papers gave fans of the show an insight into what to expect of Bridgerton season 2, Lady Whistledown wrote in her announcement: “This author has been reliably informed that Lord Anthony Bridgerton intends to dominate the social season. I will have my pen ready to report on any and all of his romantic activities.

“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.”

There are multiple books in Julia Quinn’s series of Bridgerton novels, and season one covered the first novel: The Duke and I. Whilst season 2 of Bridgerton will cover the second novel: The Viscount Who Loved Me.

Showrunner Chris Van Dusen previously toldCollider: “The first season was primarily about Daphne and her love story with Simon. But, this being a family of eight children and there being eight books, I would love to be able to focus and really tell stories and love stories for all the Bridgerton siblings. For each character, for sure.”