“Prepare for another social season! @Bridgerton shall be back for Season 2!” Netflix’s Twitter account captioned a video of clips from season 1.
Of course, fans were overjoyed when they heard the good news. One person wrote, “I AM SO READY,” while another echoed, “READY TO PROMENADE.”
A third user added, “Amazing. Can’t wait for Anthony’s romance and more Colin and Penelope please! #Sanditon #SaveSanditon #SanditonPBS.”
Shonda Rhimes — who is an executive producer on the show — also posted a note from Lady Whistledown, London’s famous gossip columnist, on Instagram. “The ton are abuzz with the latest gossip, and so it is my honor to impart to you: Bridgerton shall officially return for a second season. I do hope you have stored a bottle of ratafia for this most delightful occasion,” the letter began.
“The incomparable case of Bridgerton will return to production in the Spring of 2021. This author has been reliably informed that Lord Anthony Bridgerton intends to dominate the social season," the note said, referring to Jonathan Bailey's character.
"I will have my pen ready to report on any and all of his romantic activities,” the message continued. “However, 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.”
The first season focused on Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor) and Duke of Hastings Simon Bassett’s (Regé-Jean Page) love story. Now, it seems like fans will get some insight into Anthony’s life in the second season of the show, which is based on Julia Quinn’s novels.
According to the books, Anthony will find love with Kate Sheffield, who has yet to be cast.
“The show was always set out to be primarily one book per season,” showrunner Chris Van Dusen said. “We have a bunch of new characters we are going to be introducing. Anthony is going to have a love interest next season, and I think it’s going to be as sweeping and moving and as beautiful as viewers of the first season have come to expect from the show.”
So, will Dynevor and Page return to the small screen? “I hope so,” Van Dusen said. “They are now of course the Duke and Duchess of Hastings but in my mind they will always be Bridgertons and I think they will always be part of the show,” he added.