The hit Netflix period-piece series “Bridgerton” has fans on the edge of their seats waiting for Season 2 and Netflix has revealed some changes to the series. Fortunately, the gossip writer and narrator of the series, Lady Whistledown, is keeping fans updated with changes to be expected during the upcoming season on the official Bridgerton Twitter.
— Us Weekly (@usweekly) April 7, 2021
Shonda Rhime’s will be following the success of her first project working with Netflix renewing for the second season of “Bridgerton” in January with plans to return to production in Spring. The new season will continue the love story of another member of the Bridgerton family on a quest to find love in high society with new changes to the show.
The new season will Lord Anthony Bridgerton’s quest to find a Viscountess for a wife while the cast will be saying goodbye to the Lord of Hasting played by Regé-Jean Page. Page will not be reprising his role as the Duke of Hasting because he was only contracted for the first season but his character will be mentioned in the series.
Reports indicate Page was never supposed to appear in Season 2 and production only approached Page to return in early 2021. Bridgerton production acknowledged Page’s career progressing after the success of season 1 and that he wouldn’t be the focal point of the new season resulting in Page’s decision to decline to return for the second season.
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— Bridgerton (@bridgerton) April 2, 2021
The first series features Daphne’s journey to find love and she will be returning for the second season to help her brother on his journey to find love. Though “Bridgerton” is planning to start production soon, they’re experiencing further delays due to filming in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The series production crew is hopeful of getting back to filming with the vaccine rollouts in the U.K. that will ensure the safety of all participants. The cast reunited on Marck 29 for the first table read of the new season and will kickstart the production of the hit Netflix series.