U.S.A – Based on Julia Quinn’s series of historical romance novels, Bridgerton has been a huge hit for the streaming service since it dropped on Christmas Day, having been watched by 63 million households in its first three weeks alone.
Fans had suspected that a second season of the show was on its way, with Netflix confirming the news on Friday (22 January).
A tweet from Netflix read: “DEAREST READERS, BREAKING NEWS… Bridgerton *will* return for a second season!”
Actor Nicola Coughlan, who plays Penelope Featherington in the series, also celebrated the news, tweeting: “Dearest Viewers, this author is proud to announce #Bridgerton Season Two, expect many scandals indeed.”
While the first season of Bridgerton centres around Daphne (Phoebe Dynevor) and her romance with the Duke of Hastings (Regé-Jean Page), season two will focus instead on her older brother Anthony (Jonathan Bailey) as he looks for a wife.
In Quinn’s book series, each novel focuses on a different child from the Bridgerton family, with showrunner Chris Van Dusen previously saying he would ideally like the show to run for eight seasons: one for each book.