What We Know About A Potential Season 2 Of Bridgerton

Bridgerton is Netflix's latest hit. The period drama comes from showrunner Shonda Rhimes, who has brought us other beloved shows like Grey's Anatomy and How to Get Away with Murder. Bridgerton is set during the Regency era and focuses on two wealthy families as their daughters enter society.

Bridgerton has all the hallmarks of a classic Rhimes show including a talented cast, a deliciously juicy plot, and stunning costumes. While the series, which premiered on Christmas Day, has not been officially renewed for a second season, it's safe to say that Bridgerton will be on Netflix for years to come. What would a season 2 of Bridgerton look like?

Bridgerton is based on a popular series of books by author Julia Quinn, noted the Independent. The first book — which the first season of the show is based on — is called The Duke & I and focuses on the relationship between Daphne Bridgerton and the Duke of Hastings.

It might be a while until we get a new season of Bridgerton

The rest of Quinn's book series focuses on other members of the Bridgerton clan. While Netflix could choose to continue to focus on Daphne in a second season, it seems more likely that the show will continue to follow the books. In that case, season 2 will probably revolve around Anthony Bridgerton, whose romance is the focus of Quinn's second Bridgerton novel, The Viscount Who Loved Me.

Several members of the cast have already said they'd love to return for a second season with Phoebe Dynevor, who plays Daphne, telling Elle she'd "want to see Daphne get involved in Anthony's love life a bit, as he sort of meddled with hers quite a lot."

If a second season is greenlit, it might be a while before it hits our screens. The Bath Echo reported that season 1 was filmed between August and November last year. If that same production schedule is followed for the second season, we might not see new episodes air until Christmas 2022. Of course, this is all speculative and it's possible that Netflix could push to get a new season up sooner.