Christmas day marked the one-year anniversary of the premiere of Bridgerton on Netflix. To celebrate, the cast of the series unwrapped the news of the season 2 premiere date with a splashy announcement on Dec. 25.
“Happy anniversary,” the cast members said one-by-one, as they read a letter from Lady Whistledown. The announcement ended with the news that season 2 arrives on March 25, 2022.
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The series is inspired by Julia Quinn’s romance novels. In keeping with the tradition of the books, season 2 follows Lord Anthony Bridgerton’s (Jonathan Bailey) quest for love, Netflix said in a press release.
Lord Bridgerton is the eldest Bridgerton sibling and Viscount and wants to find a suitable wife. Driven by his duty to uphold the family name, his search for a debutante who meets his impossible standards seems ill-fated until Kate (Simone Ashley) and her younger sister Edwina (Charithra Chandran) arrive from India. When Anthony begins to court Edwina, Kate discovers the true nature of his intentions — a true love match is not high on his priority list — and decides to do everything in her power to stop the union. But in doing so, Kate and Anthony’s verbal sparring matches only bring them closer together, complicating matters on both sides.
The cast includes Adjoa Andoh (Lady Danbury), Lorraine Ashbourne (Mrs. Varley), Harriet Cains (Philipa Featherington), Bessie Carter (Prudence Featherington), Shelley Conn (Mary Sharma), Nicola Coughlan (Penelope Featherington), Phoebe Dynevor (Daphne Basset), Ruth Gemmell (Violet Bridgerton), Florence Hunt (Hyacinth Bridgerton), Martins Imhangbe (Will Mondrich), Claudia Jessie (Eloise Bridgerton), Calam Lynch (Theo Sharpe), Luke Newton (Colin Bridgerton), Golda Rosheuvel (Queen Charlotte), Luke Thompson (Benedict Bridgerton), Will Tilston (Gregory Bridgerton), Polly Walker (Portia Featherington), Rupert Young (Jack Featherington), and Julie Andrews as the voice of Lady Whistledown.
Season 1 followed the love story of Anthony’s younger sister Daphne and Simon Basset, Duke of Hastings (Regé-Jean Page). Page previously announced he would not be featured in the second season.
The series comes from Shondaland and is executive produced by Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers, and Chris Van Dusen. Van Dusen also serves as creator and showrunner.
Season 2 will be released March 25, 2022 on Netflix.