Bridgerton season 2 arrives on Netflix this Friday (25th) — one of the most anticipated premieres of the week as the series is the second most watched of all time on streaming, second only to Round 6 (and maybe it will even regain the crown with this new wave of episodes).
Following the platform’s standard premiere time, episodes must be available from 5:00 am Brasilia time (or 8 am London time – GMT). In addition, the second season will follow the pattern of the first, with eight episodes in total.
Remember season 1 and get ready for the next one
Even for those who want to review the main events of the first season, just to remember where the story ended, it is worth watching the video below released by Netflix itself with the cast.
“With Season 2 coming up, we thought it would make sense to look back on everything that’s happened so far,” actor Jonathan Bailey said in the video. He is the one who plays the Viscount and the Bridgertons’ older brother Anthony. And, by the way, season two will revolve around Anthony Bridgerton’s story and his search for the perfect wife — so you can expect changes to the narrative and the arrival of new characters.
It is worth the alert before playing: the video is composed of all possible spoilers of the first season as it is made precisely to remember the main facts. So it’s not recommended for those who still don’t know anything about the series and don’t want to know any other way than watching it.
The Viscount Who Loved Me
It is worth mentioning that the star of the time is the character of Bailey because the series follows the narrative of the nine original books of the franchise, written by Julia Quinn, and they work in this way: each title tells a story about the same universe of London royalty, but using the point of view of a specific character as a resource.
So the first book (The Duke and I) revolves around the life of Daphne (Phoebe Dynevor) and how she met her beloved Simon Basset, the Duke of Hastings (Regé-Jean Page) and therefore they were the stars of the show. first season.
The episodes also end up introducing, of course, the family that gives the show its name: the Bridgertons and their quirks (how the eight siblings — Anthony, Benedict, Colin, Daphne, Eloise, Francesca, Gregory and Hyacinth — are named in alphabetical order).
Now, the story follows the narrative of the second book, O Visconde Que Me Amava. Since the Viscount is in search of a sweetheart, the episodes will also feature a new main character: Kate Sharma, played by Simone Ashley. The actress became known for her role as Olivia Hanan in the series Sex Education.
Regé-Jean Page does not return as Duke
The fact that the story follows another focus also helped to justify the absence of Page, who will not return to the second season as Duque. In the book he doesn’t really appear, but the actor was very popular at the time for his impeccable performance. Even Shonda Rhimes, who is behind the production, even made the invitation that was denied by the actor.
THE VarietyShonda even states that “rightfully, he [Page] said, ‘I signed up to do this beautiful story, this closed plot. I am fine!’ And I don’t blame you for that. I think he was really smart to leave perfection as perfection.”
In fact, Shonda made it clear what to expect from the construction of the narrative – and, consequently, the next seasons -, especially for those who are not familiar with the books. “Each season we will tell a different story, about a different couple’s romance,” she told the same publication. “There are eight Bridgerton brothers and, as far as I know, there are eight seasons of ‘Bridgerton’. And maybe more.”
Therefore, the way is not to get too attached to the characters since they can have their mission accomplished with each new season.
And you, what do you think of the story? Have you read the books, or just watched the series? Tell us in the comments!