‘Bridgerton’: The Most-Telling Spoilers From the Books
Fans are still reeling from season 1 of Bridgerton. The first season became available on Netflix on Christmas and since then, over 100 million households around the world have tuned in to the antics of the Bridgertons. Sadly, season 1 is all that fans are going to get for a little while as filming for season 2 has yet to even begin. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t get a few spoilers of what is to come.
Season 1 of ‘Bridgerton’
Season 1 of Bridgerton introduced fans to the Bridgertons, the Featheringtons, and several other aristocratic families in the Ton. The show opened at the start of the social season. Daphne Bridgerton and the Featherington girls were all presented to the queen as eligible young women. Upon seeing Daphne, the queen named her the Diamond of the Season which meant that every single male lined up at her door to court her. Unfortunately, after her oldest brother, Anthony, scared all of her suitors away, she was left with only one less-than-ideal marriage proposal.
Desperate, she struck a deal with the Duke of Hastings, Simon Basset. The two pretended to court one another so that more men would become interested in Daphne and Simon could avoid all the mothers of the Ton who were eager to have their daughters wed a duke.
Next season is Anthony’s turn
As most fans know by now, Bridgerton was based on an eight-novel series by author, Julia Quinn. Since the first season followed the first book, “The Duke and I,” it stands to reason that the next season would follow the second novel, “The Viscount Who Loved Me.”
“If we’re sticking to the books, it’s sort of Anthony’s turn now,” Phoebe Dynevor, who plays Daphne, told Harper’s Bazaar about season 2. “There’s no such thing as a happy ending, is there? I think love’s always shifting and changing. So who knows? I’d like to see what happens next.”
Showrunner Chris Van Dusen has alluded to the same.
“I feel like the first season was primarily about Daphne and her love story with Simon,” he told Collider. “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.”
More about the Bridgertons
When we find the Bridgertons in season 1, the patriarch of the family, Edmund Bridgerton, is already dead. In the second book, Quinn writes more about the death of Edmund and the significance of a bee sting that ends up playing a pretty big role in Anthony’s life.
Just like how the Cullens in Twilight famously played supernatural games of baseball, the Bridgertons have a game that is a tradition in their family as well. Pall Mall is a lawn game that is vital to the relationship that Anthony has in book two. Quinn fought for the game to be included in the show as well.
“I did make Chris Van Dusen promise that if we get a second season, there has to be Pall Mall. I told people my consulting has been very minimal, but if there’s no Pall Mall, I’m going to consult the hell out of that,” Quinn told OprahMag.com.