We’ve been (not so) patiently waiting for Bridgerton season two to hit our screens since it premiered back in December (and was casually streamed to 63 million households worldwide within just 28 days).
While the cast have been busy on set filming the new season, production has officially been suspended because… you guessed it—COVID.
According to Deadline, production on the show was halted initially for 24 hours following two positive Covid-19 tests. Since then, the rising case numbers of the Delta variant in the UK (where Bridgerton is filmed) has caused filming to be suspended indefinitely. Yes, we’re crying too.
Word is both Netflix and Shondaland are working overtime to create a timeline for the cast and crew to return to production, but this does mean we might have to wait even longer to find out what is to become of the Bridgerton siblings.
What Is Bridgerton Season Two About?
While the end of season one (warning: spoiler alert) saw Daphne Bridgerton and Simon AKA the Duke Of Hastings in wedded bliss, welcoming their first child together, season two will centre around big brother Lord Anthony. In particular, the series will focus on his quest for true love—perhaps he might take some tips from his younger sister Daphne.
Who Is Cast In Bridgerton Season Two?
While we broke the devastating news earlier this year that the internet’s new boyfriend Regé-Jean Page will not be returning as the Duke of Hastings (don’t worry, we’re still not over it either), the good news is the rest of the cast are all returning for season two.
There’s also some exciting new additions, including Sex Education’s Simone Ashley, who will be playing Lord Anthony’s love interest, Miss Kate Sharma. Relative newcomer Charithra Chandran, will play Kate’s younger sister, Edwina and Shelley Conn (The Rook, The Deceived) will play Kate’s mother, Mary.
Also joining the cast is Calam Lynch (Dunkirk), who will play Theo Sharpe, a hardworking printer’s assistant who “fights for the rights for all”. Rounding out the cast is Rupert Evans (The Man In The High Castle) who will play Edmund Bridgerton, Violet’s late husband and the father of all the Bridgerton children.
When Is Bridgerton Season Two Airing?
It was initially thought that season two would drop in early 2022, but this latest setback could see the historical drama pushed back to mid next-year. We’ll keep you posted with all of the latest news.
In the meantime, why not binge your way through these 20 historical dramas that are just like Bridgerton (sorry, Regé-Jean Page is not included).
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