Fans Of Bridgerton Books Promise Next Few Seasons Will Be 'Even Hotter'
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Yesterday, Lady Whistledown made our day by announcing Bridgerton will be returning for a third and fourth season.
But while millions of fans were overjoyed at the news, some are still reeling over last week's announcement that Simon, the Duke of Hastings (Regé Jean Page) would not be returning to the show.
Now, if you were bereft over Regé's departure, fear not. Fans of the Bridgerton books are weighing in on the discussion, and assuring viewers that the following seasons of the show will be even hotter than the first.
In fact, one person described Season 1 as a mere 'starter' to what's to come.
Writing on social media, one fan - who has also read the books - explained: "Guys, honestly, The Duke and I was OK as a starter and to introduce the family just like the book.
"But if Anthony's series storyline is anything like the book, The Viscount Who Loved Me... Anthony and Kates story is hot! Intense romance, angst, sex, it's amazing! Hopefully the series will be just as good.
"At least be open to the idea that a series can be good without him. It's only been one series and it's the Bridgertons, not the Hastings. Eloise, Penelope, the great relationships between the friends and the Bridgerton brothers, it's great in the books so I'm very hopeful for the series."
Meanwhile another added: "Can't wait for Colin's book to be played out. It was my favourite out of all of them."
As a third wrote: "I thought I wouldn't want to watch the rest without the Duke either, but I'm about to start book seven and can honestly say, (as much as I love him) the Bridgerton series WILL MOST CERTAINLY be worth watching even with him not starring."
A fellow fan of the books quipped: "I am loving the second book. Cannot wait to watch Benedict's story."
So what will the next few seasons be about?!
Well, the second series is set to follow the story from the second book, which is titled The Viscount Who Loved Me and focuses on Anthony.
Set a year after the events of The Duke and I, Anthony has chosen himself a wife - Edwina Sharma. However, Anthony's reputation as a rogue precedes him, seeing his betrothed's older sister, Kate Sharma (who will be played by Simone Ashley in the series) desperately trying to put a stop to the match.
While quarrelling, Anthony and Kate finding themselves increasingly drawn to one another. It's not clear when the second season will arrive on Netflix, but we've got everything crossed it'll be this year.
Meanwhile, the third book - An Offer From a Gentleman - will focus on Benedict Bridgerton.
It sees Sophie Beckett, once daughter of an earl relegated to the role of servant, sneak into the famous Bridgerton Masqerade Ball. One thing leads to another and Sophie ends up falling head over heels for Benedict.
Although Season 3 has been confirmed by Netflix, there has been no details released in regards to who will star.
Similarly, the fourth book of the series, Romancing Mister Bridgerton sees Penelope Featherington (Derry Girls' Nicola Coughlan) finally act on her romantic feelings towards Colin Bridgerton (Luke Newton), which we saw a little of in the first instalment.
Announcing the news in true Whistledown style yesterday, Netflix said: "Esteemed members of the Ton. It seems we have a rather special announcement.
"Bridgerton shall return for season three and four. This author shall have to purchase more ink. Yours Truly, Lady Whistledown."
Argh, we cannot wait.