Production on the second season of Netflix's monster hit Bridgerton is already underway, but the future of the series beyond the second run has been assured. The blockbuster show has been renewed for a third, and fourth season which will be most welcome news for Bridgerton fans all over the world.
Based on Julia Quinn's books and created by Chris Van Dusen, Bridgerton is the first scripted series by Shonda Rhimes under her lucrative new deal with Netflix. Here's what Rhimes had to say about the two-season renewal;
“From the first time I read Julia Quinn’s delicious Bridgerton series, I knew these were stories that would captivate a viewing audience. But the evolution of this adaptation would not be a success without the many significant contributions of the entire Shondaland team.This two-season pickup is a strong vote of confidence in our work and I feel incredibly grateful to have partners as collaborative and creative as Netflix. Betsy and I are thrilled to have the opportunity to continue bringing the world of Bridgerton to a worldwide audience.”
Netflix's Bela Bajaria added;
“Bridgerton swept us off our feet. The creative team, led by Shonda, knew the material and delivered a beautiful, emotional, romantic drama for our members. They have some exciting plans for the future, and we think audiences will continue to swoon for this show. We’re planning to be in the Bridgerton business for a long time to come.”
Naturally, the fans were left quietly devastated when they announced that the series star Regé-Jean Page (aka Simon Bassett) wouldn't be returning for the second season. It was later revealed that Page turned down a guest role as he wanted to concentrate on movies. Since Bridgerton arrived, Page has landed roles in the Russo Brothers new film The Gray Man (starring Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans), and Paramount's fresh take on Dungeons & Dragons that stars Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, and Hugh Grant.
Bridgerton is now streaming on Netflix.