If you’ve been waiting to hear the latest scandal from Lady Whistledown, you can breathe a sigh of relief. Netflix series Bridgerton has resumed production on Season 2.
The show has been suffering delays and shut-downs after two members of its team tested positive for Covid-19. At the time, Netflix confirmed that the people who were sick had gone into isolation but we still don’t know whether these were members of the cast or the crew. Now, it seems that the whole team is fit, Covid-free, and ready to get back to work. The happy news was confirmed by showrunner Chris Van Dusen who let fans know that their post-production team was already knee-deep in editing the first couple of episodes in the second season.
The Netflix Bridgerton series is based on the novels of romance writer Julia Quin. Season one explored the steamy, sweet, will-they-won’t-they relationship between Daphne Bridgerton (played by Phoebe Dynevor) and the Duke of Hastings (played by Rege-Jean Page). However, Season 2 will focus on Daphne’s brother Anthony Bridgerton (played by Jonathan Bailey) and his conflict between love and honor. Fans who were invested in Anthony’s arc in season one certainly have a lot to look forward to. Besides, season two will also bring back characters we grew to love in the first season, including the Featheringtons and the rebellious and witty Eloise Bridgerton (Claudia Jessie).
Bridgerton was not the only show which shut down production due to Covid. House of the Dragon, which was also being shot in the UK, suffered a similar fate. However, the pressure to bring Bridgerton back to the streaming platform as soon as possible was mounting since the show gained a massive following among American audiences last year. Van Desen, who took over the Shondaland production for season 2 will be handing over the showrunner position to Jess Brownell for seasons 3 and 4. In an interview with Variety, he said he welcomes the pressure to live up to the hype created in season 1 and hopes fans will enjoy the new season even more than they did last year.