Though season 2 is still in production, Netflix juggernaut Bridgerton has been renewed for seasons 3 and 4 at the streaming giant. The news seems to come as a boost for fans in the wake of the news that season 1's leading man, Regé-Jean Page would not be returning for season 2.
In line with the Julia Quinn book series focusing on a different Bridgerton sibling with each installment, season 2 will center on Lord Anthony Bridgerton's (Jonathan Bailey) quest for love.
"Bridgerton swept us off our feet," said Bela Bajaria, Netflix's VP, Global TV. "The creative team, led by Shonda, knew the material and delivered a beautiful, emotional, romantic drama for our members. They have some exciting plans for the future, and we think audiences will continue to swoon for this show. We’re planning to be in the Bridgerton business for a long time to come."
“From the first time I read Julia Quinn’s delicious Bridgerton series, I knew these were stories that would captivate a viewing audience," said Shonda Rhimes. But the evolution of this adaptation would not be a success without the many significant contributions of the entire Shondaland team. This two-season pickup is a strong vote of confidence in our work and I feel incredibly grateful to have partners as collaborative and creative as Netflix. Betsy and I are thrilled to have the opportunity to continue bringing the world of Bridgerton to a worldwide audience.”
Produced by Shondaland, Bridgerton is executive produced by Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers, and Chris Van Dusen.
Based on Julia Quinn’s best-selling series of novels, Bridgerton "is set in the sexy, lavish, and competitive world of Regency London high society. From the glittering ballrooms of Mayfair to the aristocratic palaces of Park Lane and beyond, the series unveils a seductive, sumptuous world replete with intricate rules and dramatic power struggles, where no one is truly ever on steady ground. At the heart of the show is the powerful Bridgerton family. Comprised of eight close-knit siblings, this funny, witty, daring, and clever group must navigate the upper ten thousand’s marriage mart in search of romance, adventure, and love."