‘Bridgerton’ Season 2 Has an Official Release Date – Here’s What We Know

The first season of Bridgerton took the world by storm. The period drama attracted millions of viewers, making it one of the biggest shows on the platform. Now, the highly anticipated second season has an official release date! Here is everything we know about Bridgerton Season 2.

Anthony and Kate facing each other in an episode of 'Bridgerton' Season 2
(L to R) Jonathan Bailey, and Simone Ashley | Liam Daniel/Netflix

‘Bridgeton’ Season 2 will premiere on Netflix in 2022

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According to Netflix, Bridgerton Season 2 will premiere on Netflix on Mar. 25, 2022. At the 2021 TUDUM fan event, the streaming service announced the period drama would return in 2022 but didn’t give an exact premiere date. Due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the cast and crew had to halt production because of safety concerns. 

In November 2021, Bridgerton showrunner Chris Van Dusen announced the cast wrapped filming. Shortly after, Shonda Rhimes told Adweek that the production team was halfway through the editing process for Bridgerton Season 2. So, fans won’t have to wait too long for the next installment!

What is ‘Bridgerton’ Season 2 about?

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Based on the novel series by Julia Quinn, each book centers around the life and romance of the Bridgerton children. The first season followed the eldest daughter’s romance story, Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor).

Now, the second season shifts to the eldest son, Anthony Bridgerton. After a devastating heartbreak, Anthony wants to find a wife. Bridgerton Season 2 is based on the second book in the series, titled The Viscount Who Loved M. 

In a set of first look photos, it’s revealed that Anthony will fall for Kate Sharma (Simone Ashley), a member of the Sharma Family. Anthony is engaged to Kate’s sister, Edwina Sharma. But, sparks fly between him and Kate, causing a forbidden romance to brew. 

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, creator and showrunner Chris Van Dusen talked about the pressure of following up on the first season’s success, being that it was such a Netflix hit.

“It is a little different going [into it than] that first season now that it’s kind of a worldwide phenomenon,” he said. “There are a lot more eyes and a lot more scrutiny, but I’ve always said this show comes with a healthy kind of pressure. Being inspired by these eight delicious romance novels, which already have a passionate fan following, the pressure is really baked in.”

Nicola Coughlan teases the second season will be a ‘whole lot spicer’

Ahead of the Bridgerton Season 2 premiere, actor Nicola Coughlan teased the next installment will be a “whole lot spicier.” In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, the Bridgerton star revealed fans are in for an exciting second season.

“It’s got a whole lot spicier, I will say. You definitely see more sides to [Penelope]. We find out at the end of season 1 [that she’s Lady Whistledown], that is there, but we don’t get to explore it,” Coughlan shared. “But the world cracks open. I feel like the Bridgerton world has grown, and you’re going to see a lot more sides to her. She’s a sassy chick.”

The first season of Bridgerton is available to watch on Netflix.