Rumors And Spoilers About Bridgerton Season 2

When the first season of Bridgerton hit Netflix, it took the streaming world by storm. Of course, there are people out there who claimed to have watched "all of Netflix" and were dying for new content, but Bridgerton grabbed viewers who not only wanted something new to watch, but also who were starving for a good drama.


Bridgerton has it all. The dramatic storylines, the stunning costumes, the period dialogue, those scenes that none of us can stop talking about — it was a pure Shondaland production. So it shouldn't come as a surprise that as soon as the first season dropped, people were asking about a second. It was rumored to be coming, and a lot of us were crossing our fingers and hoping that our prayers would come true, and they did. On January 21, 2021, the second season of Bridgerton was finally confirmed.

So what's the second season of Netflix's outstanding drama going to look like? What characters are coming back? Will we see more of Simon and Daphne? What will happen when the ton finds out who Lady Whistledown really is? Strap in, here are all the rumors and spoilers about Bridgeton season 2.


Warning: spoilers ahead.

Bridgerton season 2 was announced by Lady Whistledown herself

There was a perfect way to announce the second season of Bridgerton, and the creators of the show did not disappoint. In line with the show's very own gossip, Lady Whistledown, the second season was announced in a "Society Paper" announcement, in the voice of our favorite meddling lady. 


"Dearest Readers," it starts, the announcement posted 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." We don't exactly know what that is, but we're intrigued. "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." 

So needless to say, the announcement didn't give us much insight into the season's dramatic affairs. But Jonathan Bailey, the actor who brought Anthony Bridgerton to life, told E! News that the show is "just going to get more exciting and convoluted and sexier." We can't wait.


Regé-Jean Page wants to see this storyline evolve in season 2 of Bridgerton

The first season of Bridgerton was largely dominated by the romance between Simon, the Duke of Hastings, and Daphne Bridgerton, the jewel of London's social season. The relationship — which started as a way to throw Lady Whistledown off her course — was twisted, dark, tense, and dramatic, but it eventually led to happiness (and a baby!) for the couple. 


Regé-Jean Page, who plays Simon, told TV Guide that he hopes that season 2 of Bridgerton allows for the relationship between Simon and Daphne to be explored. As do we. "As far as continuing to explore characters, I think that love is an evolving thing," he explained. "It's a living, breathing thing that needs tending, that needs looking after, that needs mending when it gets worn or torn. They get married very young. They still have a lot of growing to do." He added that Simon and Daphne have their work cut out for them, and that it would be fun to see them tackle it as a couple. We would love to see more of these two in the upcoming season.

Shooting for season 2 of Bridgerton is set to start in March 2021

The first season of Bridgerton stood out for a number of reasons, but so many of the amazing scenes were visually stunning. The extras, the costumes, the dancing, it was truly a spectacle of a show. But of course, it was shot before the coronavirus pandemic took hold, so the second season of Bridgerton could look a little different. According to Elle, reports accessed by Production Weekly show that the second season is set to begin filming on site in Uxbridge, England starting in March 2021. 


How is that going to be possible given the pandemic? Well, the coronavirus vaccine is plowing ahead in the United Kingdom, which could make things a little easier. As noted by the BBC, there are ten "mass vaccination hubs open across England." The country's Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, gave an update as to the United Kingdom's rollout. "We're getting it out as fast as we can, four million done so far," he said. So here's hoping that the cast and crew of Bridgerton can return to set as safely as possible.

The second season of Bridgerton will see a shift in focus

While we loved getting to indulge in the relationship between Daphne and Simon, the second season of Bridgerton will most likely strike a different chord, this time with Anthony Bridgerton. According to Deadline, the first season ended with Anthony announcing his plans of "finding and promptly declaring my intentions to my new viscountess." 


Of course, Anthony spent most of season 1 trying to maintain his relationship with Siena, the opera singer who wasn't in the same social circle as he was — the scandal. "We left him at the end of the first season at a bit of a crossroads, so I'm looking forward to jumping in and discovering how he fares on the marriage market," Chris Van Dusen, the show's creator, said. Jonathan Bailey, the actor who brings Anthony to life, is also excited to see where things go in season 2. "I think Chris Van Dusen has got this amazing ability to take Julia Quinn's extraordinary books and her amazing worlds that she delicately filled with excitement and sexiness. And he takes it to a whole other level," he told E! News. We're excited to see what happens.


Will Simon and Daphne even return for season 2 of Bridgerton?

The first season of Bridgerton was largely dominated by the dark and twisted romance between Daphne and Simon. They pretended to fall in love, then actually fell in love, and there was a very unnecessary duel because "that's how men take care of things." And it seems completely out of the question that they wouldn't be making a comeback in season 2. But according to Deadline, Bridgerton and its upcoming season will most likely stick to the Bridgerton books, each focusing on a different Bridgerton sibling. 


So will Daphne and Simon be making their way back to the screen at all? The show's creator, Chris Van Dusen, was cagey about it. When asked if the Duke and Duchess of Hastings would be returning, he said, "I hope so." Cue dramatic music. "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," Van Dusen explained. So we can sigh in relief, but it doesn't sound like Daphne and Simon are going to have as dominant of a storyline in season 2.

The hunt is on for a new cast member for season 2 of Bridgerton

While Daphne and Simon were tricking Lady Whistledown and the entire London ton about their love affair, Anthony Bridgerton was fooling around with the stunning opera singer, Siena. The catch is that she wasn't in the same social standing as him, and as such could never attend the balls or parties as anything other than a singer for entertainment. The season ended with Siena rejecting Anthony, so it's safe to say that season 2 of Bridgerton will see the eldest Bridgerton try — seriously — to find love. 


Additionally, Bridgerton's casting department is currently hunting for the actress who will bring Kate Sheffield, Anthony's dominant love interest in The Viscount Who Loved Me (the second Bridgerton book), to life. "We have a bunch of new characters we are going to be introducing," creator Chris Van Dusenwhile revealed on Today (via Deadline). "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." We're waiting (not patiently) for it.

Phoebe Dynevor's character could really meddle with her brother in season 2 of Bridgerton

One of the standout aspects of Bridgerton was the complex women that brought their determination, fears, emotions, and desires to the screen. That's not exactly common in the television world, and Phoebe Dynevor spoke to Elle about what she hopes to see her character, Daphne, accomplish in season 2. Most dominantly, she wants to mess with her brother, Anthony Bridgerton. "I want to see Daphne get involved in Anthony's love life a bit, as he sort of meddled with hers quite a lot. I think that will be fun," she revealed, alluding to the dominant season 1 storyline of Anthony getting involved with every single potential suitor of Daphne's, and scaring them off before they really had a chance. 


Of course, it will be just another side of Daphne that viewers could get to see unfold, as her character already has a number of complex components. "I knew that this was going to be a different sort of period drama in the way that the women were going to have real agency," Dynevor continued. "They were going to actually be interesting and dynamic characters."

Season 2 of Bridgerton is confirmed, but will there be six more seasons?

Be still our beating hearts. Could there really be six more seasons of Bridgerton? Possibly, if the show's creator sticks to the books. Chris Van Dusen told Collider that Shonda Rhimes had recommended the Bridgerton book series by Julia Quinn to him, and the rest (as we know), is Netflix history. "I read the first book that night, the second one, the second night, the third and fourth and so on. I just devoured them," he gushed. "I was immediately addicted and entranced by these books. I fell in love with them." He added that they were charming, hilarious, and super emotional as well. We agree, and the first season of Bridgerton encapsulated all of those themes and more (and included some terrific classical covers of our favorite pop songs).


Van Dusen also discussed the future of the series on Netflix. "This being a family of eight children and there being eight books, I would love to be able to focus and really tell stories and love stories for all the Bridgerton siblings," he continued. So here's hoping we many seasons of Bridgerton, just like Rhimes' Grey's Anatomy.

Penelope Featherington could come back in Bridgerton season 2 in a big way

Spoilers ahead! As all Bridgerton fans who finished the first season know, Penelope Featherington is none other than the London gossip, Lady Whistledown. She caused quite the stir in the social season, and a few characters were determined to unmask her. So of course, season 2 of Bridgerton could see Penelope come back in a big way — much differently than how viewers saw her for most of season 1. "I'd love to go on that journey with [Penelope], to see how she's changed," Nicola Coughlan, the actress behind Penelope, told the Radio Times. "I'd really love to come back, because I feel like we've just scratched the surface." We think so too, given that Penelope is far more cunning, ambitious, and risky than most of us realized in the first season. 


So what's going to happen when the ton finds out Penelope's secret? Will she try to pin the blame on someone else? What will her family think, given that Lady Whistledown wrote some pretty scathing rumors about them? So many questions, we want all the answers.

Will we see Eloise Bridgerton hit the marriage market in season 2 of Bridgerton?

For all the glitz and glam that Daphne was in Bridgerton season 1, Eloise Bridgerton was the exact opposite. The leading lady's younger sister spent most of the season with her head in her journal, smoking cigarettes on the outside swing, and of course, trying to unmask Lady Whistledown. But despite all of her ambition and intellect, the prospect of marriage loomed over Eloise all season long, as she knows she'll have to become a wife soon. 


The actress who brought Eloise to life, Claudia Jessie, spoke about her character's potential season 2 plot line with Decider"You know Eloise has this idea: 'Well, I'm not gonna do it like that.' So I'm quite excited," Jessie said. "The idea of Eloise being able to be in that environment doing it in Eloise's way is potentially the funniest thing in the world. Can you imagine her dancing with someone? Can you? I can't. She'd be terrified and she's be brilliant." We honestly can't wait to see it. 

Hopefully Eloise ends up with a man who encourages her ambitions — we don't want her to accept anything less.

Season 2 of Bridgerton could feature some really amazing female friendships

Shonda Rhimes knows how to bring dynamic characters and friendships to the screen (just think of all the relationships in Grey's Anatomy – "she's my person" is a great example). And actress Adjoa Andoh — who brings Simon's adopted mother, Lady Danbury, to life — told Decider that she's hoping that a second season of Bridgerton will allow for women to bond. "I would love to really develop those female friendships, for Lady Danbury to be a sort of conduit for doing that," she revealed, as we think back to the married ladies' scene in Bridgerton season 1 that was really quite something. "I would love to see some development of the friendships between the older women, particularly, and also more of that bohemian, artistic scene...more of that world, but absolutely making space for the extraordinary creativity of those women." 


It does feel the women on screen are either the love interest or the scandal maker in Bridgerton season 1, so the idea of seeing such dynamic individuals develop in the second season sounds great to us.

Penelope and Eloise's friendship could be altered dramatically in season 2 of Bridgerton

If there's one storyline that we have to see in season 2 of Bridgerton, it's the friendship between Eloise Bridgerton and Penelope Featherington. As Bridgerton fans know, Eloise spent most of season one tracking down the true identity of Lady Whistledown, not realizing that it was her best friend all along. There's so much room for potential drama between the two women, and it's something that the actress who plays Penelope — Nicola Coughlan — is already "terrified" about. "I'd hate to think of the fallout that's gonna happen with Eloise," Coughlan shared with Decider. "That like makes me feel like ill inside." 


Additionally, Coughlan noted that in the Bridgerton books, Eloise's character is quite calm when the revelation of Penelope's secret, gossip-mongering life is revealed. But viewers might see a very different reaction from Eloise on screen. "Eloise is very chill about it [in the books] which... I feel like she actually wouldn't be," Coughlan continued. And Claudia Jessie, who plays Eloise, said "No way!" when asked if Eloise would take the news well. Looks like there's a lot of drama coming!

Season 2 of Bridgerton might include some major information about this character

For those who are dying to know what happens next in Bridgerton, there's hope: the books, by Julia Quinn, give us some insight. As noted by Vulture, the second season could include more details about a character that was absent from season 1 of Bridgerton


In Quinn's second novel, The Viscount Who Loved Me, Edmund Bridgerton — the father of the Bridgerton kids who passed away suddenly — has a very looming presence; the book includes all the fears that Anthony Bridgerton has about dying young, just as his father did, and shows the eldest Bridgerton really struggling with his grief over his father's absence. 

While season 1 dropped lines here and there about Edmund — specifically about his unmatched love for his wife and kids — there's a lot there to still uncover. As Vulture put it, "the biggest reveal of both the grief and pressure Anthony feels to live up to his father's standards is his brawl with Simon after the Duke tells his friend and brother-in-law that Edmund would be 'mortified' to see what he's done as the head of the Bridgerton family." Yikes!


Benedict Bridgerton could get this major plotline in season 2

If there was a character who really started to defy the odds in the first season of Bridgerton, it was Benedict, the second eldest Bridgerton sibling. Unlike his sister, Daphne, who lived by society's expectations, Benedict went a bit off the grid and started socializing with the rule breakers of London. And as noted by Vulture, we could really see Benedict come into his own in season 2. 


As per the Bridgerton book series, Benedict dives into his life outside of the traditional norms, and even falls in love with someone who's not in his own social class. Scandal. Who is the mystery person? It's not Genevieve Delacroix, the modiste who Benedict is linked to in season 1 of Bridgerton, but Sophie Beckett. Sophie is the child of an Earl, but is a bastard child, so scandal and disgrace follow her everywhere. Instead of living the life of comfort and luxury, Sophie becomes a household maid, but even still captures Benedict's eye. So, get ready for some intense drama if this storyline makes it into season 2 of Bridgerton. We really can't wait.