Bridgerton season 2: release date of Netflix period drama, trailer, and who stars in cast with Phoebe Dynevor?

Netflix’s scandalous hit Bridgerton is returning for season two this March

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The steamy romance drama will feature even more salacious gossip and passionate affairs than its hit first season.

This is everything fans of the TV series need to know before the show’s return.

What is the Netflix show Bridgerton about?

During the 2020 winter lockdown Netflix gave people something juicy to distract themselves with when they needed it most.

Bridgerton’s steamy scenes, vibrant costumes and whirlwind romances captured the hearts of 82 million people who streamed the show.

It doesn’t quite fit into any existing genre but it leans closest to historical romance.

The show follows the romantic endeavours of the Bridgerton family which includes eight siblings.

It is set in London 1813 but nothing about the show is dated - it takes modern music and concepts and blends them with a diverse cast to create something entirely new and addicting.

Netflix’s scandalous hit Bridgerton is returning for season two this March. Netflix’s scandalous hit Bridgerton is returning for season two this March.
Netflix’s scandalous hit Bridgerton is returning for season two this March.

What can fans expect in season 2 of Bridgerton?

The show is based on the books of the same name by Julia Quinn.

Whilst season one was influenced by book one titled The Duke and I, season two will be based on The Viscount Who Loves Me - the next instalment in the nine-book Bridgerton collection.

In this series the main character is Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey) who viewers encountered in season one as the protective older brother of Daphne (Phoebe Dynevor).

Series two will follow Anthony on his quest to find a wife as he settles down from his party boy lifestyle, at the request of his family.

He meets the Sharma sisters Kate (Simone Ashley) and Edwina (Charithra Chandran) and passion explodes with a dramatic love triangle.

Fans can expect to see familiar faces from season one return, especially the infamous Lady Whistledown - whose identity was revealed to be Penelope Featherington (Nicola Coughlan) at the end of season one.

Season two is set to show behind the scenes of Lady Whistledown’s operation and how the teenager manages to run such a popular gossip magazine.

One character who will not be returning is the main love interest of season one, Duke Simon Basset (Rege-Jean Page) . The actor confirmed in April 2021, that he would not return to the show  for a second series.

Who else stars in Bridgerton season 2?

New stars in Bridgerton include Simone Ashley (Sex Education, Strike) as Kate Sharma, Charithra Chandran (Alex Rider, Class S) as Edwina Sharma, Shelley Conn (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Party Animals) as Mary Sharma, Rupert Young (Doc Martin, Doctor Who) as Jack and Calam Lynch (Black Beauty, Dunkirk) as Theo.

Returning actors include Phoebe Dynevor (Waterloo Road, Younger) as Daphne Bridgerton, Jonathan Bailey (Leonardo, Broadchurch) as Anthony Bridgerton, Ruth Gemmell (Fever Pitch, The Alchemists) as Lady Violet, Luke Thompson (In The Club, Hamlet) as Benedict Bridgerton, Luke Newton (The Cut, The Lodge) as Colin Bridgerton, Claudia Jessie (Vanity Fair, Porters) as Eloise Bridgerton, Nicola Coughlan (Derry Girls, Harlots) as Penelope Featherington.

When will season 2 be available to watch?

Netflix will drop all six episodes of Brigderton season two on 25 March 2022.

If fans want to re-cap on the previous season, it is available to stream now.

The show has already been renewed for seasons three and four.

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