For those who haven’t seen the last of the Bridgertons, they’re back!
It’s time for Regé-Jean Page’s Dishy Duke of Hastings to make way for Anthony (Jonathan Bailey), the oldest Bridgerton brother and dashing bachelor, in this season’s take on Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton novel series, which follows a similar formula.
Anthony’s search for a marriage introduces some fascinating new characters to the Bridgerton group in season 2: especially the Sharma sisters, Kate and Edwina (Charithra Chandran).
It all begins when Kate (her sister’s protector against suitors) tries to stop Edwina from dating Anthony because she believes he is nothing but a rake. She and the bachelor get into a verbal duel, which ends up bringing them closer together.
It was recently revealed that Season 2 would address Anthony’s character journey, stating that the upcoming episode will explore why Anthony exhibits such “toxic” behaviors.
The author told RadioTimes.com that he finds it “fascinating to delve beneath the Heathcliff and Darcy personas and understand why romantic male figures are so cruel and toxic towards women.”
Bridgerton Season 2 Release Date and Time
Netflix premiered the second season of Bridgerton on March 25th, 2022 at 8 a.m. GMT.
Cast members Jonathan Bailey and Simone Ashley appeared in a Christmas Day video to deliver the news.
“Dear readers, I know my absence has only made your hearts grow fonder; but, you will not have to wait much longer,” Lady Whistledown wrote in a tweet.
During the spring of 2021, the cast began filming the second season, which was completed in November of the same year.
On the 20th of November, showrunner Chris Van Dusen posted the following to his Twitter account: “The second season has come to an end. I am so proud of our cast and crew who have worked tirelessly over this difficult year.
They’re right here with me in this photo, too. Words aren’t adequate. Season two will premiere in 2022, and the hashtags “Bridgerton” and “BuckleUp” are already trending on Twitter “As a matter of fact,
Actors Jonathan Bailey and Simone Ashley posed for a picture with Van Dusen.
Since Nicola Coughlan stated on Instagram in November that the cast watched the inaugural episode together, it may happen sooner rather than later.
This is the first episode of Season Two of Bridgerton, and it’s “f**king great,” she wrote in a post on Instagram.
Nicola, please don’t make us jealous!
— Bridgerton (@bridgerton) March 25, 2022
However, filming was delayed twice because team members tested positive for coronavirus, delaying production.
Fans and journalists alike are raving over the first season, including our five-star Bridgerton review.
How Many Episodes Are in Bridgerton Season 2?
Eight episodes make up the second season of Bridgerton.
Netflix released the entire second season of the show at once.
For the second season of Bridgerton, the episode names are listed below.
- Capital R Rake
- Off to the Races
- A Bee in Your Bonnet
- An Unthinkable Fate
- The Choice
- The Viscount Who Loved Me
The second novel in Julia Quinn’s series serves as the foundation for the second season finale.
Bridgerton Season 2 Cast
The cast of Bridgerton season 2 has been confirmed as the following.
- Adjoa Andoh as Lady Danbury
- Lorraine Ashbourne as Mrs. Varley
- Jonathan Bailey as Anthony, Viscount Bridgerton
- Harriet Cains as Philippa Featherington
- Bessie Carter as Prudence Featherington
- Nicola Coughlan as Penelope Featherington
- Phoebe Dynevor as Daphne Basset (née Bridgerton), Duchess of Hastings
- Ruth Gemmell as Violet, Dowager Viscountess Bridgerton
- Florence Hunt as Hyacinth Bridgerton
- Claudia Jessie as Eloise Bridgerton
- Luke Newton as Colin Bridgerton
- Golda Rosheuvel as Queen Charlotte
- Luke Thompson as Benedict Bridgerton
- Will Tilston as Gregory Bridgerton
- Polly Walker as Portia, Baroness Featherington
- Julie Andrews as the voice of Lady Whistledown
- Simone Ashley as Kate Sharma
- Charithra Chandran as Edwina Sharma
- Shelley Conn as Mary Sharma
- Rupert Young as Jack
They will no longer be the show’s major characters since that Daphne and Simon Basset have worked out their differences and are happily conceiving at Clevedon Castle.
However, Daphne Dynevor will return to the program as a supporting character in her elder brother’s love story, despite Page’s departure from the show being confirmed in April 2021.
The second season will see Jonathan Bailey (Anthony Bridgerton) and Simone Ashley (Samantha Morton) as the show’s major characters, respectively (Kate Sharma).
Charithra Chandran, a rookie, will play Kate’s sister Edwina Sharma, who also plays a significant role in Anthony’s love story.
In addition to Shelley Conn as the kids’ mother, Lady Mary Sharma, Calam Lynch will portray Theo Sharpe, a printer’s assistant who was previously entangled in a scandal.
Moreover, Deadline announced in April 2021 that Merlin star Rupert Young will be joining the series in season two, as well. Young will portray “Jack,” the newest member of the aristocracy, in the next film.
For season two, we can expect the voices of Lady Whistledown to be provided once again by Julie Andrews, along with the return of Golda Rosheuvel (Queen Charlotte), Nicola Coughlan (Penelope Featherington), and the rest of the original cast members Claudia Jessie, Adjoa Andoh, Ruth Gemmell, and Polly Walker.
The fate of Marina Thompson (Ruby Barker), who married the brother of her deceased lover to give birth to her pregnant child, is still up in the air. After leaving Featherington House, the two were last seen getting into a car. Even though we never meet her in the books, Marina Thompson is a significant character in Eloise’s story.
Ben Miller, who played Lord Featherington, will not be returning. Was Lord Featherington a name that came to mind?
Bridgerton Season 2 Trailer
You may check out our first peek at our central couple for season 2 by clicking here.
During Netflix’s TUDUM fan event, a short clip of Kate Sharma (Simone Ashley) meeting Anthony Bridgerton (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) was released.
Valentine’s Day (14th February 2022) marked the release of the first trailer for the season’s most anticipated romance between Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey) and Kate Sharma (Simone Ashley).