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Bridgerton season 2 has officially started filming and we can't wait to see what the social season will bring this time. And that's not all, dear readers. Netflix has already confirmed season 3 and season 4 of the steamy period drama.
After coming to terms with the sad news that Regé-Jean Page won't be returning as the handsome Duke, fans want to know how Daphne (Phoebe Dynevor) will carry on without her husband in season 2.
Here's everything we know about Bridgerton season 2.
Bridgerton season 2 is set to air in 2022, but Netflix hasn't confirmed an actual date yet. As they've only just started filming, there isn't a trailer just yet. We'll let you know as soon as we get an update from Lady Whistledown and co.
Apparently, the former Waterloo Road actor only ever planned to do a short stint on Bridgerton, he told Variety, and that his departure wasn't entirely in his control.
Those who read the original books by Julia Quinn will know that each book focuses on a different sibling's romance and therefore, the Duke's storyline was completed in the first book The Duke and I.
"One of the things that is different about this [romance] genre is that the audience knows the arc completes," he explained. "They come in knowing that, so you can tie people in emotional knots because they have that reassurance that we're going to come out and we're going to have the marriage and the baby."
"It's a one-season arc. It's going to have a beginning, middle, end-give us a year," he said to Variety. "[I thought] 'That's interesting,' because then it felt like a limited series. I get to come in, I get to contribute my bit and then the Bridgerton family rolls on."
And as we know, Simon and Daphne's love story comes to a satisfactory ending in season 1, when the two work out their issues and welcome their first child into the world.
Phoebe Dyvenor, who stars as Daphne, will be returning as well as Jonathan Bailey, who plays her brother Anthony Bridgerton. In fact, we're likely to see all of the Bridgertons in the second instalment of the series.
We've also got some new characters lined up for season 2.
Charithra Chandran will play Edwina Sharma, Anthony's love interest and Kate's younger sister. Shelley Conn will play Mary Sharma, Kate's mother.
Calam Lynch is also set to appear as Theo Sharpe and Rupert Young will play Jack.
There are eight different books in Quinn's bestselling Bridgerton collection, which means the series creators, Chris Van Dusen, and Shonda Rhimes have no shortage of material for the next instalment.
The second book in the series (mild spoilers ahead), titled The Viscount Who Loved Me, focuses on Anthony's intent to marry a Sheffield daughter, Edwina. Anthony is convinced he should marry for duty, not love, after having his heart broken by Siena Rosso, the opera singer, and this leads to lots of drama.
Edwina has an older half sister, Kate, who after hearing about Anthony's reputation as an utter rake, is desperate to put a stop to the match.
But after months of bickering, Anthony and Kate find themselves increasingly drawn to one another. Despite fighting their desire, in the end they simply cannot. And we hear the sex scenes with this pair are even steamier.
And just to add to the drama, Phoebe Dyvenor told Elle she hopes Daphne gets to meddle a bit with her brother's romances in season 2. "I want to see Daphne get involved in Anthony's love life a bit, as he sort of meddled with hers quite a lot," she said. "I think that will be fun."
Of course, the TV adaptation could have some differences here and there, but it's expected Season 2 will have all the binge-watching qualities of the first instalment - and we cannot wait!
Season 3 and 4 of Bridgerton have been confirmed and it could even run for eight seasons. Those who've read the books assure us the next few seasons are going to be even steamier.
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