The Bridgertons and the Featheringtons are coming back, Real Fam!
On Thursday, Netflix announced that the period drama, created by Chris Van Dusen and produced by Shonda Rhimes, has been renewed for a second season.
Per a letter written by Lady Whistledown, the author of a scandalous society newsletter voiced by Julie Andrews, production will resume this spring.
“However, gentle reader, before you set the comments section alight with requests for more sordid details, know that I am disinclined to report on the particulars at this time,” Lady Whistledown wrote.
While speaking about the renewal news Thursday morning on “Today with Hoda & Kotb,” Van Dusen confirmed, “We have a bunch of new characters we are going to be introducing.”
“Anthony [played by Jonathan Bailey] is going to have a love interest next season, and I think it’s going to be as sweeping and moving and as beautiful as viewers of the first season have come to expect from the show.”
When asked whether Regé-Jean Page (who plays Simon Basset, Duke of Hastings) and Phoebe Dynevor (who portrays Daphne Bridgerton, the fourth Bridgerton child and eldest daughter) will be back next season, he answered, “I hope so.”
“They are now of course the Duke and Duchess of Hastings, but in my mind they will always be Bridgertons and I think they will always be part of the show.”
The program, based on a series of romance novels by Julia Quinn, follows the wealthy Bridgerton family in Regency England: Violet, Dowager Viscountess Bridgerton; her four sons, Anthony, Benedict, Colin, and Gregory, and her four daughters, Daphne, Eloise, Francesca, and Hyacinth.
It also stars Nicola Coughlan, Claudia Jessie, Ruby Barker, Adjoa Andoh, Golda Rosheuvel, Luke Thompson, Luke Newton, Ruby Stokes, Will Tilston, Florence Hunt, Ruth Gemmell, Bessie Carter, Harriet Cains, Polly Walker, Ben Miller, Sabrina Bartlett, Martins Imhangbe, Kathryn Drysdale, and Lorraine Ashbourne.