In January, Bridgerton was named the most viewed series of all time by the streaming service. In its first 28 days of release, the Regency drama was seen by 82 million families, far exceeding Netflix's 63 million forecast. The same month, it was announced that the romance, drama and decadent costumes would continue for a second season, now in production. Unfortunately, however, the handsome Duke of Hastings who broke into our hearts will not be part of the cast of the second season, which will instead star the older brother of Daphne played by Phoebe Dynevor, Anthony Bridgerton, played by Jonathan Bailey. Regé-Jean Page, explained the reasons for his sudden exit by stating that from the beginning he was aware that his character could have been present and the protagonist of only one season but that this would not have prevented the drama from proceeding with the adventures of others. members of the Bridgerton family. The actor further added: "It has been an absolute pleasure and a privilege to be your Duke. To be part of this family - not only on screen, but off screen as well. Our incredibly creative and generous cast, the crew. , the exceptional fans - it was all beyond anything I could have imagined. The love is real and it will continue to grow. "
The news certainly saddens us, but all is not lost: Netflix has in fact recently announced the renewal of Bridgerton for seasons 3 and 4 and we can only hope that the charming Duke is destined to reappear on the screens, sooner. or later. The second season, on the other hand, will revolve entirely around the events of the respective book (The Viscount Who Loved Me), so it will focus on the heir of the family, Lord Anthony (Jonathan Bailey). "From the first time I read Julia Quinn's delightful story of Bridgerton - said Shonda Rhimes, creator of Grey's Anatomy and producer of this new installment series - I knew it would captivate audiences. The renewal of the second season is a strong vote of confidence in our work and I feel incredibly grateful to have collaborative and creative partners like Netflix ”. Bela Bajaria, Head of Global TV of the Netflix streaming platform adds: “Bridgerton made us fall in love. The creative team, led by Shonda, knew the material and produced a beautiful, emotional and romantic drama. They have exciting plans for the future and we think audiences will continue to enjoy this show. We are planning to work on Bridgerton for a long time to come. "
Seasons 3 and 4
In this splendid Regency setting with sparkling costumes, not only the new entry Ashley Simone will be welcomed, who will steal the heart of the firstborn in Kate's clothes. A large group of young, handsome and talented Brit actors are joining the cast, among which stand out: Charithra Chandran (Edwina, her half-sister), Rupert Young (Jack, an English gentleman) and Calam Lynch (Theo, the assistant of a painter). Then, to the ranks of already established actresses, among which Queen Charlotte stands out, also Shelley Conn, mother of Edwina and stepmother of Kate, another matriarch in search of "suitors" or suitors to marry girls in the living rooms of high society.