Is Bridgerton getting a second season and where will it go? (Comments have spoilers)

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Spoilers for Bridgerton season one and speculation about season two. Comments have spoilers from the books, which may or may not happen in the show
I am once again writing about my current obsession. Netflix’s Bridgerton was one of the most watched shows of the holiday season and is projected to have been seen by around 63 million households. And rightly so. I mean have you SEEN Rege-Jean Page and Jonathan Bailey? Besides fans calling for Rege to be the next James Bond, Bridgerton is receiving a lot of love on Tik Tok and Twitter. Due to Bridgerton’s success everyone is talking about a potential Season 2. Netflix has yet to confirm that there will be one. However Production Weekly has reported that a project titled Bridgerton 02 will begin filming in England in March.

With that bit of information People wants to know what we should expect for season two. Will the several loose plot ends be tied up? Will Anthony Bridgerton find true love now that Sienna has moved on? What type of father will Simon be? Will he be good at it or will he be ruthless like his father? There are currently eight books in the series from which Chris Van Dusen can pull from but we know that writers rarely stick to the original material. People speculates on a a few more character storylines that Bridgerton season two could address:

The historical romance’s final episode left a lot of story still on the table. So, is Bridgerton season 2 happening? Netflix has yet to confirm a second go-round; however, Production Weekly, reports that filming for a project titled “Bridgerton 02” will begin filming in Uxbridge, England in March 2021, suggesting a follow-up season is in the works.

Will Penelope and Colin finally get together?
Will these two friends-but-maybe-eventual-lovers be reunited in a second season? Will Penelope find a new beau, or wait for her childhood crush to return from overseas? Hopefully, we’ll see this storyline continue in Bridgerton’s second season.

Who inherits the Featherington estate?
After the sudden death of Lord Featherington, the future of the Bridgertons’ eccentric neighbors is unclear. Just as Lady Featherington (Polly Walker) and her three daughters are bidding adieu to cousin Marina Thompson (Ruby Barker) and her new husband, the matriarch is handed a slip of paper with the name of the man who will inherit the Featherington fortune.

We can’t see the name — only the terrified look on Lady Featherington’s face when she reads it. How will this affect the societal standing of London’s most colorful, dramatic family? Only season 2 can answer that.

Will Lady Whistledown’s identity remain a secret?
Of the many plot twists in Bridgerton, the most shocking is when Penelope Featherington is revealed to be Lady Whistledown. Yet with Queen Charlotte (Bessie Carter) and her best friend Eloise (Claudia Jessie) hell-bent on unmasking Lady Whistledown, how much longer can Penelope keep her side-hustle a secret? In the last episode’s final moments, we see Penelope riding in a carriage at night — perhaps to hide?

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I want to know who ended up getting the Featherington estate. What will happen to the Featherington clan now that Lord Featherington is dead and gone and took his dirty money with him? Will the Featherington clan be cast out of the aristocracy or shunned? Will someone marry the girls and/or bail them out? Is the inheritor friend or foe? I really want to know and may have to read the books over the next few months and report back.

As much as I like Pen, I don’t think she deserves Colin because of her motivations behind outing Marina. Colin ended up leaving at the end of the season and she should not end up with him due to her scheming. In my opinion, Penelope will never deserve a happy ending with Colin. I do wonder how they will roll out exposing Lady Whistledown as I’ve been told by those who read the books that [highlight blank text for mild spoiler from the books] her identity wasn’t revealed until a few books in. It’ll be interesting to see how that particular plot point will unfold. I also wonder if Benedict Bridgerton’s relationship with Madam Delacroix will grow into something more? And will Bene rebel against society and have an open relationship with Delacroix?

I also wonder if they will combine two books into one season or will they make each book its own season? Whatever the showrunner and Shondaland decide, if they continue to produce such fun material, I think Bridgerton has the potential of being around for quite some time. And hopefully, Rege with it. Now let me go watch episode 6 for the 13478th time.

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  1. Sierra says:

    I think there is going to be 8 seasons in total with each sibling getting a season dedicated to their story.

    If they are following the books, then Colin & Penelope won’t get together until season 4 (book 4).

    • Keroppi says:

      SPOILERS!!!

      • Sierra says:

        Oh crap – sorry.

      • Keroppi says:

        It’s okay, I didn’t mean my comment to come across as yelling. Just a friendly “oh no!” I just finished book 3, so I haven’t read the whole series yet. But glad to hear that outcome :)

      • Becks1 says:

        @Keroppi – I’ve only read through book 3 but I read the descriptions of all the other books (so I knew which sibling was in which book, LOL).

    • Becks1 says:

      crap I think I have spoilers in my comments too. Can we put a spoiler warning on the post maybe Oya? I know you put your spoilers in blank text (which took me a minute to figure out, LOL) but maybe a warning that the comments have spoilers too?

    • Bibi says:

      I dont want to read the books the ruin the series for me. I want to enjoy every minute. Could marina’s baby, if it’s a boy, inherit the featherington’s heritage? Maybe penelope and colin?

      I want to see simon and daphne again but since their romance is confirmed and all
      is well with the duke and his duchess, i think I am moving on. I want to watch another romance unfolding! It is the story behind love that interests me! Bring me Anthony!!!

      • Ellaus says:

        Titles and property entailed to them were inherited generally through the masculine line, Marina’s child being her a woman and distantly related shouldn’t be the first option. The lawyers would go looking for brothers of Lord Featherington, then uncles and first cousins and , nephews twice removed etc…
        Her child though, being born after her marriage to Sir Phillip Crane and thus being legitimate, -if the baby is a boy- would inherit the Crane title.

    • Celebitchy says:

      I put a note in the title. My friend Ashley has read all the books and she says the show differs a lot, with new characters and entirely new plot points, so this may or not play out the same in new seasons!

      • Sierra says:

        Thank you 😊

        Yeah, they have changed a lot on the show so they might not follow the stories the way the books did.

    • SpankyB says:

      Is Simon’s boxer friend in later books, or just in #1. I would love to see more of him and his shirtless self.

      • Becks1 says:

        He’s not in the first book at all, so it will be interesting to see what they do with those storylines they’ve cooked up that aren’t in the books.

  2. Keroppi says:

    I currently share your obsession! I hope they cover all the books! Working my way through the books too. I really need something light and distracting these days!

    • Becks1 says:

      This is, I think, the appeal of the show right now. I know people are picking apart the costumes or this or that – but its a light and distracting show in the end. It’s eye candy. It’s enjoyable. It has good music. Its not meant to be an Austen come to life. It’s just a fun romp – yes there are some serious themes in it, but overall its just a fun distraction. Last night, after the coup attempt, I made my way through book 3 and stayed up until 11 reading it. It was just such a nice distraction. and I think that’s a huge part of the appeal of the show for people RIGHT NOW. the US is literally on fire, this is an escape.

      • Sierra says:

        If you like period dramas, then you should watch North & South. The BBC series based in UK and not the American series based on the American Civil War.

        I absolutely love the show and I fell in love with Mr Thornton (played by Richard Armitage). The show also has the best kissing scene ever 😊

      • Becks1 says:

        I think we talked about this show a year or so ago – I cant remember the context though (on this site I mean.) I did re-start Downton Abbey last night (I watched the first 6 episodes YEARS ago when they were on Amazon prime but they were the only episodes available on prime, so I stopped, but apparently now amazon has seasons 1-6, so I think I’ll try again. I don’t know if I can commit my husband to another long series like that though, although he did watch a great deal of Midsomer Murders with me.) Anyway I’ll have to check out North and South!

      • Nic919 says:

        North and South based on the Gaskell novel is excellent. I thought Richard Armitage was comparable to Colin Firth as Darcy in the mini series. Definitely worth a watch.

        (To US people there is a North and South series with Patrick Swayze but it is from the 80s and way more cheesy).

      • Sierra says:

        @Nic: I prefer Thornton over Darcy both in personality & looks 🤷‍♀️

        And yes, the American one was very cheesy.

        @Becks: I was never into Downton Abbey though for some reason.

        North & South is only 4 parts (1 hour each) and simply amazing.

      • Keroppi says:

        @Sierra Thanks for the recommendation! I will remember to check that out!

      • Sierra says:

        @Keroppi: no problem, you will definitely enjoy it and then join the Richard Armitage army 😂

      • New_Kay says:

        Agree at Sierra- North and South is fantastic!

      • Becks1 says:

        Oh if its only 4 episodes maybe I’ll switch to that over Downton Abbey. That seems a lot more manageable at this point, lol.

      • Case says:

        @Sierra YES to North and South! It is far, FAR superior to Bridgerton, IMO. Genuinely enveloping and deeply romantic, with great actors. I watched it years ago and still remember it vividly.

    • JV says:

      Ooooh, the series that made me fall in love with Richard Armitage!!!

    • Belig says:

      Hated North & South, thought it was very bleak. Strongly disliked the love interest too. Never understood the love people have for it/him…

  3. Elizabeth Regina says:

    There definitely will be a season 2 and that will focus on Anthony’s story. I do want some creative license though, such as Daphne meddling in Anthony’s love life, the Duke struggling with fatherhood (cue Lady Danbury setting his straight again) Lord Berbrooke’s baby mama being half sister to the Duke (cue more facers), Benedict exploring his wild side and the Featherington’s fortunes rising again via Lady Whistedown.

  4. MellyMel says:

    This show is one of Netflix’s biggest hits, so it’s definitely getting a second season. But I’m curious as well if the plan is to do eight seasons since there are eight books. They might combine books or just do whatever they want since technically Lady Whistledown’s identity isn’t known until book four (?), but they’ve already shown that. Either way, I’ll be watching.

    • BW says:

      Since Netflix is notorious for cancelling series after 3 seasons, they may combine a couple of books each season, or just pull several storylines and move them to the same season.

      • Chicken Tetrazzini! says:

        This would be my guess as well. Story lines will start getting combined because they won’t get eight years out of this

      • magdalena says:

        4 seasons?
        Sabrina has four, and it was very popular, at least after season 1.

    • Ellaus says:

      I think the will focuse on the eldest siblings, Anthony and Benedict in season 2-3; Eloise and Colin in season 3-4. There is huge year gap between the first 3 books ( Daphne, Anthony, Benedict) and the others, almost 11 years. This gap is really important to the character evolution and motivations.Books 4,5,6 ( Colin, Eloise, Francesca) happen almost simultaneously in the Bridgerton timeline.
      Given the screentime given to amazing Eloise I hope her story gets told, and that they don’t change the Anthony material much, it is has some of the most memorable scenes and funnier events in the books.

  5. Becks1 says:

    I think they will follow the loose model they set up with Season 1 – so Book 1 is about Daphne and the Duke and the other siblings are all supporting characters, you don’t have all the actual competing plot lines that the show has.

    So in my guess Season 2 will focus on Anthony and his love interest, his issues around his father’s death (same way this focused on the issues around Simon and his father), and then the Featherington plot will revolve around who inherits (which isn’t a plot point in the books, at least not through book 3) but if they keep veering too much off track I think they are going to have a hard time catching back up by Book 3, so maybe they will just throw the books to the winds and just do their own thing.

    I am not at all surprised there is going to be a second season. I don’t expect 8, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see 4 or 5 seasons.

    • Nic919 says:

      Up to book four, they can probably do that but things get trickier with Eloise’s book because she’s not really with her family for much of it and there is a large time jump in Francesca’s book. Also I have basically forgotten what happens for Gregory and Hyancinth but I don’t recall their stories being as good. It’s not Jane Austen so I am not tied to them being faithful to the original books here, especially toward the end.

      • Becks1 says:

        I feel even with Benedict they’ve muddled his story a great deal, so I think they are going to stray pretty far from the books. Maybe they’ll just cover books 1-4 for the older siblings? (or 5 if they include Eloise.)

  6. Molly says:

    I just finished book 2 yesterday, and I’m not sure if it’ll have the same kind of success as book/season 1. Maybe it’s the casting of Anthony, but he is SO not the 6’+ strong brother described in the book. He’s a skinny, short, British guy! Attractive, yes, but to me, he’s not nearly as sexy as Simon.

    I’ll obviously watch it all the day it comes out, but I’m not nearly as interested in Anthony’s white bum.

    • Becks1 says:

      I think it depends a lot on who they cast as Kate. I would love to see them go with a WOC for that role.

      • New_Kay says:

        Like a DARK SKIN Black woman – not someone who is racially ambiguous. Netfilx is notorious for Light Skin leads and racial ambiguity under the guise of Blackness. Refinary 29 had a great article about this.

      • molly says:

        Unless the whole family is black, Kate would have to be at least biracial if they stick with the same half sister/step mom. I’d love to be wrong though.

      • lucky says:

        just to put it out there, someone who is biracial can have dark skin too… the two aren’t mutually exclusive…

  7. Midnight@rheOasis says:

    @Oya. Girl, me too. I’ve rewatched so many certain scenes, I know the lines by heart😂

  8. Dimsum Mum says:

    Im not at all enthusiastic about the possibility of ‘Polin’.

    She’s canny, but soo vindictive.

    He’s sweet and honourable.

  9. Stacy Dresden says:

    I wish the opera singer would have a bigger or ongoing role. I think she’s a really good actor and I liked her lines too actually.

  10. Rose says:

    As long as Simon is front and center. I’ll watch.

  11. Ninks says:

    The first book and couple were the weakest in the whole series and the show did a lot of work to make both Simon and Daphne more likable. To varying degrees of success, Simon is a huge improvement on book Simon but Daphne lost a lot of her spark and just became bland. Unfortunately those improvements came at the expense of other characters. They made Anthony and even bigger asshole than he is in the book and he did things book Anthony would never have done (trying to force Daphne to marry Berbrooke).

    The second book is the best in the series with a really brilliant and funny heroine who is miles more interesting and likable than Daphne. Anthony really comes into his own too. Jonathan Bailey is a really talented actor so I can’t wait for him to really explore all sides of Anthony. The casting for Kate is key.

    • special_cases says:

      Totally agree. Simon and Daphne weren’t that interesting in the book. The show really made them more exciting, the cast is amazing and actors had great chemistry.

      Second book was always my favourite, and I’m a little worried about the way they will handle Anthony and Kate in the show. Bailey is great but a lot of will depend on the chemistry with the actress for Kate’s role. Because they made Anthony a liitle too selfish in season 1 and the storyline with Siena can potentially diminish Anthony/Kate if there is a weak chemistry. I liked that there was constant presence of a bee, gave me hope that will take Tony/Kate storyline seriously.

    • Gina says:

      Agree with you completely!
      Though one thing that was in the book I’d like to remain in the season 1 – Daphne suggesting to Simon in the end that she can wait until he were completely on the same page with her with pregnancy and children. She hadn’t given up but at least she expressed the intention to take his feelings into consideration. This plot line (her being attentive to the feelings of others) was omitted from the series. Pity! it would make her more likeable.

  12. Rosemary says:

    Penelope saved Colin and it wasn’t vindictive. She repeatedly asked Marina to stop but she wouldn’t. She was using him and about to ruin his life. I think Penelope really didn’t want to use Whistledown like that but had no other choice in the end.

    • Ellie Rim says:

      I completely agree.

    • Snazzy says:

      ya that’s how I saw it too.

    • Heather H says:

      Agree, I felt like it hurt her to do it but she felt like it was the right thing after begging Marina to stop what was a very wrong thing to do. And none of this happens in the books so it felt like a departure from the “real” Penelope and Colin to me

    • Nic919 says:

      I think Nicola Coughlin is a strong enough actress that she can sell any arc to redeem herself a bit from what penelope did, but I agree that it wasn’t entirely wrong to let Colin know that his fiancé was deceiving him.

    • ethy says:

      Bit of a cop-out – she literally could have just told him, sent him a letter if she couldn’t do it in person.

      • Becks1 says:

        She was working up to tell him in person, I think, and then Marina came out into the hall and interrupted the conversation. I think that was when she decided to use Whistledown, especially once she realized they were going to elope.

    • Northstar says:

      I totally agree.

  13. New_Kay says:

    I watched Bridgerton. yes it was good. BUT i am done with the lack of representation of dark skin women and he consistent pairing of Black men with white woman. It is erasure of Black women. So done with it. People are falling over themselves to talk about representation. That wasn’t representation.

    • Case says:

      What I found TRULY bizarre is that they had exactly ONE scene between Lady Danbury and the Duke about race, and about how Black people didn’t have their standing in this society until the current King and Queen married. ONE SCENE! I found that woefully problematic and can’t believe it isn’t be called out more. There was no further context or implications surrounding race in the show. Really, really shockingly bad and shockingly overlooked. I would’ve preferred it just being a show with colorblind casting as opposed to touching on and then running away from the topic of race.

      • Becks1 says:

        That threw me off too. I assumed it was just supposed to be colorblind-ish casting, like clearly they were making choices by having the queen be a WOC, etc – but then they had that conversation about race which made no sense to me, honestly. How could Hastings be such a significant and historic dukedom if black people weren’t dukes until George and Charlotte got married? (My british history is rusty, but I’m assuming it was within 50 years or less of the time the show took place.) I almost would have rather they skipped it rather than had that scene, but I’m white so I’d be interested to hear how POC interpreted that scene.

      • Nic919 says:

        I think they would have been better off just not saying anything and going with the fantasy world premise since they were not sticking to historical accuracy very much and you would also need explain that many of those families got their money profiting from slavery, possibly even the Bridgertons.

  14. Coco says:

    Having read some of the books, I think they should maybe plan season 2 with more episodes but use the romances of books 2 and 3. It also wouldn’t surprise me if The characters of Daphne and Simon don’t show up that much in season 2 (I believe the second and third book take place while Daphne’s pregnant with her first child).