Everything You Need to Know About ‘Bridgerton’ Season Two!

Bridgerton season two drops March 25th on Netflix! Here’s what we know about season two so far! 

Spoilers for Bridgerton Season 1 Ahead!

The show that inspired everyone to buy corset tops and sip tea during quarantine is back! Bridgerton, the Regency-era England show, offers the perfect blend of modernity and historic charms, with full period costumes and elegant balls at which classical renditions of modern pop songs play. Shonda Rhimes’ unique universe surrounding the Bridgerton family quickly captured the hearts of thousands.

We left off with a big reveal–our gossipy narrator and distributor of society columns Lady Whistledown (voiced by Julie Andrews) is none other than Penelope Featherington (Nicola Coughlan), the sweet, unassuming neighbor of the Bridgerton family. Plus, our lovely protagonist Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor) and once brooding bad boy the Duke of Hastings (played by Regé Jean Page) finally got their happy ending–marriage, a beautiful home, and a baby.

The oldest Bridgerton brother and longtime bachelor, Anthony (Jonathan Bailey) has seemingly ended his tumultuous tryst with an opera singer, and it seems like he just might have to grow up this time. So, what’s next? Here’s what we know so far.

There’s a Potential New Love Interest (or two) for Anthony

The recently released trailer introduces us to two new characters–Kate and Edwina Sharma (Simone Ashley and Charithra Chandran), who appear to be staying with Lady Danbury (Adjoa Andoh). The season is beginning once again, this time with Anthony coming out in search of a wife. Clearly, younger sister Edwina falls fast for Anthony, but her sassy older sister just might be too. The trailer insinuates that we just might be in for a Ten Things I Hate About You Stratford sisters dynamic. Plus, the representation for South Asian women leads on screen is incredibly important.

This Season Will Primarily Focus on Anthony

The show is based on a book series, and each book focuses on a different Bridgerton family member. This season will take a close look at Anthony–who, as we’ve learned from last season, loves his family dearly, but struggles maintaining his own relationships. Jonathan Bailey, who plays Anthony, spoke to GQ about the show’s character study on him this season. We’re about to learn how the old English playboy became this way. Bailey said that he’s watched period dramas since he was a teen, and that he noticed that “we never really get behind the men, and viewers rarely get to discover why they’re avoidant and toxic.” Write that down, Lady Whistledown!

 

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Daphne, The Duchess of Hastings, Returns

While there was previously an uproar from fans amid Regé Jean Page’s announcement that he was not returning to the series, his on-screen wife and new Duchess of Hastings returns to advise the young bachelorettes looking for love and her own playboy brother. We see Daphne, the former “diamond of the season” and her baby make a brief appearance in the trailer.

 

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Lady Whistledown Continues to Pull the Strings Behind the Scenes.

Julie Andrews’ voice has carried us through the whimsical and dramatic first season as Penelope Featherington’s society gossip column caused a stir in her community. The Queen, probably still a bit bitter that Daphne chose the Duke over her nephew the Prince, is hot on her trail–saying “we need to entrap the scribbler.”

 

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The Pop Songs Turned Classic Are Coming Back

Composer Kris Bowers, the Duomo Quartet, and the Vitamin String Quartet are back with more iconic covers for the ballroom scenes. This season’s songs will be even more versatile–ranging from pop to grunge to techno. Some standouts will include Nirvana’s “Stay Away”, Alanis Morisette’s “You ‘Oughta Know,” Madonna’s “Material Girl,” Harry Styles’ “Sign of the Times,” and Rihanna’s “Diamonds.” Stay tuned for the full soundtrack.

Get ready for the dances, the drama, and decorum of season two, dropping March 25th on Netflix!

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Madison Goldberg

Madison E. Goldberg is a senior at Emerson College majoring in journalism and minoring in publishing and photography. She’s covered numerous topics in news and entertainment as a multimedia journalist.