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Bridgerton renewed by Netflix after being watched by more than 60 million

Smash-hit series based on books by Julia Quinn has taken the streaming service by storm

Bridgerton
Bridgerton

Netflix has renewed global hit historical romance drama Bridgerton for a second series.

Based on the books by Julia Quinn – the pen name of bestselling author Julie Pottinger – and created by Chris Van Dusen and Shondaland, the hotly-anticipated follow-up is set to go into production in the spring.

While season one focused on eldest daughter Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor) and her feisty romance with committed bachelor the Duke of Hastings (Rege-Jean Page), Bridgerton’s second offering is expected to revolve around her brother Anthony (Jonathan Bailey). 

Further details are being tightly held under wraps, but fans were told the good news after a teasing letter from gossipmonger Lady Whistledown – who was finally unmasked at the end of series one – was posted to social media.

She added: “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.”

Bridgerton was watched by a predicted 63 million households in the first month after it premiered on Netflix on Christmas Day.

 

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