Gird Your Loins, Gentlefolk: Bridgerton Is Back

Gird Your Loins, Gentlefolk: Bridgerton Is Back
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Good morrow dear Bridgerton fans! Make haste because we have some thrilling news for thee. Okay, enough of the old English thing. You get the picture. If you powered through the first season of the Shonda Rhimes-produced hit Netflix series Bridgerton (a couple of times), and have been desperately waiting for season 2, we are thrilled to say that the wait is finally over.

Let’s take a look at what’s to come in Bridgerton season 2.

What’s next for Bridgerton?

Bridgerton season 2 cast, release date Australia, trailer. Cr. Liam Daniel/Netflix © 2022

As you likely know, the Netflix series is based on a collection of novels that focus on each of the eight Bridgerton children. The first series started with Daphne’s story and there is enthusiasm to create seasons around each of the books.

As Harpers Bazaar reports, the show’s creator Van Dusen told Collider:

“The first season was primarily about Daphne and her love story with Simon. But, this being a family of eight children and there being eight books, I would love to be able to focus and really tell stories and love stories for all the Bridgerton siblings. For each character, for sure. I would love that.”

The second book in the series is titled The Viscount Who Loved Me and follows Anthony Bridgerton’s journey to finding love. If you watched season one you’ll know that Anthony messed around with Siena for a long time, and was eventually left heartbroken by their incompatibility.

In the novel, Anthony lands himself a lady who he feels is wife-appropriate, but things get all kinds of messy when her sister, Kate Sheffield, starts causing problems. Sexy, sexy problems.

Who is Lord Anthony’s love interest?

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Bridgerton season 2. Cr. Liam Daniel/Netflix © 2022

Season 2’s leading lady is Simone Ashley (Sex Education and Because the Night). She has been cast in the role of Kate and will be the one to catch Anthony Bridgerton’s attention this season.

The outlet describes her as “a smart, headstrong young woman who suffers no fools — Anthony Bridgerton very much included”.

If the show follows the storyline of the book, Kate is will be the sister of Anthony Bridgerton’s expected bride, as we covered above, which will unleash hell on high society. Don’t you just love it?

How about the rest of the Bridgerton cast for season 2?

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Bridgerton season 2 cast, release date Australia, trailer. Cr. Liam Daniel/Netflix © 2022

To answer the key question at hand here, your imaginary boyfriend Regé-Jean Page will not appear in season 2 of Bridgerton. You can listen to his voice on this sleep story though?

Joining Jonathan Bailey (Anthony Bridgerton) and Simone Ashley (Kate Sheffield) in the cast lineup will be old favourites Phoebe Dynevor, Nicola Coughlan, Harriet Cains, Bessie Carter, Ruth Gemmell, Florence Hunt, Claudia Jessie, Luke Newton, Luke Thompson, Will Tilston, Polly Walker, Adjoa Andoh and Golda Rosheuvel.

As we now know who Lady Whistledown is, Julie Andrews is no longer listed as a member of the Bridgerton cast – which is kind of devastating. However, the legendary actress did lend her voice to a new trailer. Does that mean she may make an appearance in the next season? We’re hoping so!

Bridgerton season 2 trailer

Fans were gifted a first look at what’s coming for the season at Netflix’s Tudum fan event.

In it, we see Kate absolutely tear Anthony Bridgerton apart with her smarts and naturally, fans now cannot wait to see these two tear one another’s clothes off.

On February 15, Netflix officially dropped its official teaser for Bridgerton season 2, and in it, Lady Whistledown reveals she is “sharpening her knives”. Yikes, okay.

Watch it below.

Now, finally, we’ve been treated to the official trailer for Bridgerton season 2 and we have our first glimpse at this former rake’s journey towards love.

The caption reads:

What happens when duty is in conflict with the heart’s true desire? There is potential for a considerable scandal, indeed.

Bridgerton season 2 character posters

Netflix has also dropped a collection of romantic-looking posters in the lead up to the arrival of Bridgerton season 2, giving us fans a closer look at the characters for this chapter.

When does season 2 hit Netflix?

Netflix Australia has announced its release date for Bridgerton season 2, revealing it would begin streaming on the platform from March 25, 2022. 

It’s here! Our wait is officially over.

If you’re wondering what time new episodes of Bridgerton will hit Netflix, Netflix Life reports it’s coming to Australia at 5:00 p.m. AEDT.

What should I do after I watch new episodes?

Loads. You can read about our top-ranked sex scenes from the show; tune in to one of these equally spicy TV series, or have a read of these 5 romantic novels that also give off major Bridgerton vibes.

You can also pass the time by following the Duke’s Spoon on Instagram, or reading about season 1 all over again.

This article on Bridgerton season 2 in Australia has been updated since its original publish date.

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